Full Review

KingView

KingView
"SUB" Sweet Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12

KingView
"SUB" Sweet Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Minty, yeasty, oily aromas and flavors of wintergreen lozenge, anise cookie dough, and walnut-hazelnut oil with a lightly tannic, tangy, off-dry medium body and a smooth, amusing, snappy honeyed orange, apple sauce, and nutskin and ground nuts finish. A sturdy, lightly tannic mead for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: wintergreen lozenge, anise cookie dough, and walnut-hazelnut oil
Taste Flavor: honeyed orange, apple sauce, and nutskin and ground nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken Breast, Fried Catfish, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sturdy, lightly tannic mead for the table.

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.

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.