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Honey Grail

Honey Grail
Boudica’s Uprising Sparkling Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9% RS: 3.2%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$4.69
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Honey Grail
Boudica’s Uprising Sparkling Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9% RS: 3.2%
Minutely hazy straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of wintermint, almond-anise cookie, bubblegum dust, and edible flowers with a supple, crisp, petillant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, elegant, medium-long cream soda, orange chiffon, and chalk finish. A crisp, sparkling mead with a snappy finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: wintermint, almond-anise cookie, bubblegum dust, and edible flowers
Taste Flavor: cream soda, orange chiffon, and chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Bánh Mì, Smoked Shrimp, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, sparkling mead with a snappy finish.

The Producer

Honey Grail

The Producer
525K East Market Street #135
Leesburg, VA 20176
USA
1 202-455-5520

Their Portfolio

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.