Full Review

KingView

KingView
2016 Purple & Gold Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15

KingView
2016 Purple & Gold Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Minutely hazy yellow straw color. Herbal, perfumed aromas of dried lavender and lemon and honeyed tea with a silky, tangy, fruity sweet medium body and an even, appealing, long peach nectar, lemon sorbet and verbena, and potpourri finish. A pungent floral and herbal mead for small sips.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried lavender and lemon and honeyed tea
Taste Flavor: peach nectar, lemon sorbet and verbena, and potpourri
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Lemon Cheesecake, Fig Tart, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pungent floral and herbal mead for small sips.

The Producer

KingView Mead

The Producer
357 Toura Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
USA
1 412-335-0070

Their Portfolio

90 KingView "Trocken" Dry Mead 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
84 KingView "SUB" Sweet Mead 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 KingView Doppel Schwarz 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
90 KingView Triple Beere 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 KingView 2016 Golden Moscato Mead 12.5% (USA) $12.00.
84 KingView 2016 Purple & Gold Mead 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
89 KingView 2016 Blue & Gold Mead 12.5% (USA) $14.00.
85 KingView Key Lime Mead 8.5% (USA) $12.00.

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.