Full Review

Oran Mor

Oran Mor
Sol Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Game Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: 3.04%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Oran Mor
Sol Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Game Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: 3.04%
Straw green color. Exotic, tropical, interesting aromas of waxy honeycomb, green bamboo, galangal and sweet potato, and wintergreen with a prickly, petillant, medium body and a quirky, medium-length saddle soaped leather, citrus rind and powder, spiced pineapple, and jicama and matcha finish. A curious mead with a rustic edge, try in cocktails.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: waxy honeycomb, green bamboo, galangal and sweet potato, and wintergreen
Taste Flavor: saddle soaped leather, citrus rind and powder, spiced pineapple, and jicama and matcha
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and with food
Recipes Pairing: Escargot, Smoked Oysters, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A curious mead with a rustic edge, try in cocktails.

The Producer

Oran Mor Artisan Mead

The Producer
13239 Garden Valley Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97471
USA
1 928-600-8138

Traditional Mead

Traditional meads should incorporate only honey as a fermentable ingredient, along with water and of course yeast. They can range in character from dry to semi-sweet to sweet, and may be sparkling or still. While not necessarily “traditional”, they may also be fortified and/or barrel-aged. Whether the honey used is a single varietal or a mixture, it is important for a successful traditional mead to evidence the floral nature of the honey; indeed, it should be the defining characteristic. Some acidity is often desired to balance sweetness, but this is not necessary. Lighter versions may be analogous to white wines of corresponding sweetness/dryness, but should present distinctly honeyed emphasis.