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

Stolen Harvest  Saskatoon Honey Wine
92 points
$32
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of ripe cherry, red cassis, hints of milk chocolate, and buttery pound cake with a velvety, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a graceful, engaging, medium-length violet and pepper finish. An exuberant, Beaujolais-like Melomel to pair with meats and cheeses.
Liquid Alchemy Beverages 2018 04 Mead
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Fruity, spicy, artificial aromas and flavors of baked peach, orange blossoms, ginger ale, and wintergreen with a soft, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-long finish imparting nuances of spiced apple and pear, quince, floral honey on plantain, and lemon curd finish. A pure and flavorful, aperitif-style mead with a nice balance of delicate orange and traditional mead flavors.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery NV Wildberry Nectar Mead
91 points
$16.95
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aroma and flavors of bing cherry with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of cola, black tea with cream, mint, and cacao nib finish. A pinot noir lover’s mead with elegant cherry notes, memorable texture, and delicate earthiness.
91 points $16.95 Best Buy
Stolen Harvest 2020 Ginger Peach Mead
90 points
$34
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry and peach cobblers and cinnamon-ginger gelato with a supple, soft, fruity sweet medium body and an intricate, medium-long finish displaying notes of lemon hibiscus whole herb tea and pink peppercorn. A very pleasant and peachy Mead with nicely balanced sweetness and herbal notes.
Awards: 2021 Best Mead
Meadow Vista  Bliss Sparkling Blueberry Haskap Mead
89 points
$13
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of watermelon cooler, raspberry, and graphite with a supple, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk finish revealing notes of strawberry sorbet finish. A fruity, spritzy Melomel.
89 points $13 Best Buy
Liquid Alchemy Beverages 2020 Pink-Potion #9 3/4 Mead Willmington
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Pale coral salmon color. Aromas of lemon sorbet, crushed raspberries, wild strawberries, and lavender with a crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, easy ginger finish. Light and fragrant Mead with delicate flavors and easy drinking style.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Honeywood  Blackberry Mead
88 points
$14
Sunburst color. Aromas and flavors of pickled scallion, cranberry sauce, and elderflower with a supple, tangy, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish with overtones of orange blossom honey, stone fruit gummies, white peppercorn, and hibiscus. A nice berry-kissed Mead that is sure to please after dinner.
Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery  Halcyon Mead
88 points
$19.95
Siam color. Fruity aromas of crushed ripe raspberry, cranberry, fresh crumpet, and tomato leaf with a satiny, crisp, off-dry medium body and a seamless, medium-length blackberry, anise, and black tea finish. Vibrant notes of ripe berries shine through this juicy melomel.
88 points $19.95
Stolen Harvest 2021 Fruits Of The Forest Mead
87 points
$34
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of cherry pie filling and white grape skins with a supple, soft, fruity medium body and a refreshing, medium finish with notes of cherry skin and pit and nuts. A pleasing berry laden Mead for sipping or cocktails.
Liquid Alchemy Beverages 2020 Red-Cowabunga Mead Willmington
87 points
$12.50
Best Buy
Pale amber color. Aromas and flavors of blood orange, sweet almond, cherries, baklava, and apple pie with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, breezy finish. An easy-drinking Mead with good sessionability.
87 points $12.50 Best Buy