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%
84 Points
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

Their Portfolio

90 Black Willow Winery NV "Trilogy" Red, New York State 12% (USA) $14.95.
85 Black Willow Winery NV "Trilogy" White, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.
85 Black Willow Winery NV "Classic Diamond", New York State 11% (USA) $12.95.
83 Black Willow Winery NV Chardonnay, New York State 12% (USA) $14.95.
87 Black Willow Winery NV Trilogy White Blend, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.
85 Black Willow Winery NV Classic Diamond, New York State 11% (USA) $12.95.
92 Black Willow Winery Odin’s Nectar 12% (USA) $17.95.
87 Black Willow Winery Freyja’s Passion 12% (USA) $18.95.
88 Black Willow Winery Valkyrie’s Lure 12% (USA) $18.95.
86 Black Willow Winery NV Bare Cat Blush, Niagara Country 11% (USA) $10.95.
85 Black Willow Winery NV Black Widow Berry, New York State 11% (USA) $11.95.
84 Black Willow Winery NV Classic Diamond, New York State 11% (USA) $12.95.
85 Black Willow Winery NV Classic Diamond, New York State 11% (USA) $.00.
82 Black Willow Winery NV Chardonnay, New York State 12% (USA) $14.95.
86 Black Willow Winery 2015 Classic Diamond White Dessert Wine, New York State 11% (USA) $12.95.
81 Black Willow Winery NV Chardonnay, New York State 12% (USA) $14.95.
91 Black Willow Winery 2016 Trilogy Red Blend, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.
89 Black Willow Winery NV Trilogy White Reserve, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.
86 Black Willow Winery NV Trilogy Red, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.
85 Black Willow Winery NV Off-Dry Bare Cat Blush, Niagara County 11% (USA) $10.95.
80 Black Willow Winery NV Chardonnay, New York State 12% (USA) $14.95.
86 Black Willow Winery 2016 Semi-Dry, Riesling, New York State 12% (USA) $15.95.
86 Black Willow Winery 2016 Classic White Blend, Diamond, New York State 12% (USA) $12.95.
90 Black Willow Winery 2017 Trilogy White Reserve, New York State 12% (USA) $16.95.
86 Black Willow Winery Odin’s Nectar 12% (USA) $18.95.
85 Black Willow Winery Valkyrie’s Lure 12% (USA) $18.95.
84 Black Willow Winery Freyja’s Passion 12% (USA) $18.95.

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.