Full Review

Black Willow Winery

Black Willow Winery
Freyja’s Passion

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 3%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18.95

Black Willow Winery
Freyja’s Passion

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 3%
Bright gold color. Confected aromas and flavors of cherry custard danish, white grape, white chocolate fudge, and red kool-aid pouch with a silky, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, intriguing, breezy finish displaying notes of creme Anglaise, caramel apple with nuts, vanilla sundae with cherries, and wet grass finish. A lightly sweet, easy drinking mead that tastes a bit like a Shirley Temple.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: cherry custard Danish, white grape, white chocolate fudge, and red Kool-Aid pouch
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of creme Anglaise, caramel apple with nuts, vanilla sundae with cherries, and wet grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Korean Fried Chicken, Blue Cheese, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lightly sweet, easy drinking mead that tastes a bit like a Shirley Temple.

The Producer

Black Willow Winery

The Producer
5565 W Lake Rd
Burt, NY 14028
USA
1 716-439-1982

Metheglin

Metheglin is a traditional mead to which a mixture of spices and/or spices have been added. It is interesting to note that the word ‘medicine’ is derived from the word ‘metheglin’. While the honey character in both aroma & palate can be variable, the primary emphasis in this style is how well the spices and/or herbs are integrated into the beverage – they should not overwhelm the honey characteristics, but should be featured. A synergy of the individual ingredients is ideal.