Full Review

St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose
XR Cyser Draft Style Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Dessert

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6% RS: 10%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$7
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St. Ambrose
XR Cyser Draft Style Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Dessert

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6% RS: 10%
Brilliant bright gold color. Spicy aromas and flavors of apple tart and parchment baked lemon with a supple, tangy, spritzy, off-dry medium body and a captivating, long finish evoking nuances of lime curd, sweet spiced mango, and chalk finish. A fun, spicy apple pie like mead that eschews cloying sweetness for vibrant acidity and light carbonation.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: apple tart and parchment baked lemon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of lime curd, sweet spiced mango, and chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Vanilla Gelato, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, spicy apple pie like mead that eschews cloying sweetness for vibrant acidity and light carbonation.

The Producer

St. Ambrose Cellars & Meadery

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

Metheglin

Metheglin is a traditional mead to which a mixture of spices and/or spices have been added. It is interesting to note that the word ‘medicine’ is derived from the word ‘metheglin’. While the honey character in both aroma & palate can be variable, the primary emphasis in this style is how well the spices and/or herbs are integrated into the beverage – they should not overwhelm the honey characteristics, but should be featured. A synergy of the individual ingredients is ideal.