About Melomel

About Melomel
Melomel is a traditional mead to which fruit has been added. The fruit character is the driver here, and whether dry or sweet should be very evident. Key here is a natural, ‘off-the-vine’ evocation rather than any suggestion of artificial flavorings.

Top Picks for Melomel

Philip Mead  Fresh Pineapple Mead
93 points
$16
Best Buy
Sweet flower honey and loads of pineapple and evocative of its fruit addition without losing sight of the honey foundation; consume with Thai food or all of the German pork dishes.
93 points $16 Best Buy
Philip Mead  Fresh Lemon Mead
91 points
$16
Best Buy
Rich and supple but with a delightful and authentic citrus acidity to elevate it.
91 points $16 Best Buy
Philip Mead  Red Fruits Mead
90 points
$16
Best Buy
Hibiscus and loads of red berries; a whole lot going on without being overly sweet or losing the plot.
90 points $16 Best Buy
Stolen Harvest 2020 Ginger Peach Mead
90 points
$34
A very pleasant peach pie like mead with nicely balanced sweetness and herbal notes.
Awards: 2021 Best Mead
Chaucer’s  Pomegranate Mead
88 points
$16
An interesting savory undertone adds depth to this Melomel.
Stolen Harvest  Berries Borealis Melomel Mead
88 points
$38
A complex and complicated Melomel that challenges with smoky accents.
Honeywood  Blackberry Mead
88 points
$14
A nice berry flavored mead that is sure to please after dinner.
Stolen Harvest 2021 Fruits Of The Forest Mead
87 points
$34
A pleasing dry cherry mead for sipping or cocktails.
Chaucer’s NV Raspberry Mead
84 points
$16
A waxy, fruity meady mead for honey-heads.