Full Review

Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Lucerne Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$26

Martin Brothers
Lucerne Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
Bright gold color. Complex aromas and flavors of bbq potato chips and cajun fries, spiced pears and plums, mesquite honeycomb, and grilled tropical fruit with brown butter with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish with suggestions of grilled apples with pink pepper, spiced peach and cherry coulis, and smoked paprika finish. A very tasty, fruity, and slightly smoky mead with a lot of character and pairing possibilities, especially for the holidays.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: bbq potato chips and Cajun fries, spiced pears and plums, mesquite honeycomb, and grilled tropical fruit with brown butter
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of grilled apples with pink pepper, spiced peach and cherry coulis, and smoked paprika
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Paella, Spicy Tuna Roll, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty, fruity, and slightly smoky mead with a lot of character and pairing possibilities, especially for the holidays.

The Producer

Martin Brothers Winery

The Producer
1623 Old Iron Rd
Hermann, MO 65041
USA
1 573-486-0236

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.