Full Review

Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Orange Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29

Martin Brothers
Orange Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of cherry stone, sweet almond, beeswax, steamed rice, and hickory smoke with a round, crisp, off-dry light body and a warming, engaging, medium-length finish manifesting accents of pez candies and white pepper on roasted nuts finish. Fruity and creamy with a hint of smoke, this mead offers a complex and intriguing dinner pairing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cherry stone, sweet almond, beeswax, steamed rice, and hickory smoke
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pez candies and white pepper on roasted nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Fruity and creamy with a hint of smoke, this mead offers a complex and intriguing dinner pairing.

The Producer

Martin Brothers Winery

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

Their Portfolio

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.