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Oliver

Oliver
New World Camelot Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 8%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10

Oliver
New World Camelot Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 8%
Yellow straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of peach skin, creamed honey, lemon pepper, and waxed wood with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish conveying nuances of white grape finish. A fruity and nicely balanced, pinot grigio-like mead for aperitifs.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: peach skin, creamed honey, lemon pepper, and waxed wood
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of white grape
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peel 'N Eat Shrimp, Crepes, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity and nicely balanced, pinot grigio-like mead for aperitifs.

The Producer

Oliver Winery

The Producer
200 East Winery Road
Bloomington, IN 47404
USA
1 812-876-5800

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.