Full Review

St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose
NV Royal Reserve Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Sack

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19% RS: 15%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$23

St. Ambrose
NV Royal Reserve Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Sack

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19% RS: 15%
Brilliant golden yellow color. Roasted, woody aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, toasted oak, and dried stone fruits with a silky, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish with notes of spiced apples and peaches and honeycomb finish. A rich, inviting dessert mead with a great combination of honey and oak tones.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Savory & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: roasted nuts, toasted oak, and dried stone fruits
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced apples and peaches and honeycomb
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Vanilla Gelato, Creme Brulee, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, inviting dessert mead with a great combination of honey and oak tones.

The Producer

St. Ambrose Cellars & Meadery

The Producer
971 S Pioneer Rd
Beulah, MI 49617
USA
1 231-882-4456

Sack

The term "sack" is rarely used today. Often these meads will simply be labeled as fortified. This cateogry of mead typcailly ranges in alcohol from 14% to as much as 18%. Fortified meads require a greater concentration of fermentable sugar, which commonly results in a mead with a greater honey character, body, and of course, alcohol.