Full Review

HoneyMaker

HoneyMaker
Semi-Sweet Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 3.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19

HoneyMaker
Semi-Sweet Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 3.5%
Clear golden straw color. Savory aromas and flavors of spiced dried peach, honeycomb, cornichon and nut oil, and cedar pencil with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long raisin compote, spiced nuts, and brown butter finish. A delightfully nutty, savory mead that will shine at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spiced dried peach, honeycomb, cornichon and nut oil, and cedar pencil
Taste Flavor: raisin compote, spiced nuts, and brown butter
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Chicken With A Peach Glaze, Grilled Sea Scallops, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightfully nutty, savory mead that will shine at the table.

The Producer

Maine Mead Works

The Producer
51 Washington Ave
Portland, ME 04101
USA
1 207-773-6323

Their Portfolio

91 HoneyMaker Semi-Sweet Mead 12.5% (USA) $19.00.
86 HoneyMaker Blueberry Mead 12.5% (USA) $19.00.
93 HoneyMaker Lavender Mead 12.5% (USA) $19.00.
87 HoneyMaker Apple Cyser Mead 12.5% (USA) $19.00.

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.