Full Review

Honeywood

Honeywood
Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 4%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
Best Buy

Honeywood
Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 4%
Straw green color. Aromas of ginger shrub and pickling spices with a velvety, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length bread and butter pickles, mango-banana smoothie, and coconut finish. A fun mead with an interesting combination of tropical and spicy notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ginger shrub and pickling spices
Taste Flavor: bread and butter pickles, mango-banana smoothie, and coconut
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun mead with an interesting combination of tropical and spicy notes.

The Producer

Honeywood Winery

The Producer
1350 Hines St SE
Salem, OR 97302
USA
1 503-362-4111

Their Portfolio

86 Honeywood Mead 11% (USA) $13.00.
86 Honeywood Blackberry Mead 11% (USA) $13.00.
86 Honeywood Honeysuckle Peach Mead 11% (USA) $13.00.

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.