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December 2019 - World Mead Challenge

December 2019 - World Mead Challenge
This month's Wine feature is World Mead Challenge Wines

World Mead Challenge Reviews

Honeywood  Mead
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas of ginger shrub and pickling spices with a velvety, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length bread and butter pickles, mango-banana smoothie, and coconut finish. A fun mead with an interesting combination of tropical and spicy notes.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Honeywood  Blackberry Mead
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Amber salmon color. Aromas of dill pickles, hibiscus, and cranberry sauce with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and an even, compelling, medium-length bread and butter pickles and pineapple-mango smoothie finish. A juicy and tropical mead with a pop of pickle-y spice; good for fans of sweeter rose wines.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Honeywood  Honeysuckle Peach Mead
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Bright gold color. Earthy aromas of dried apple and pear, tomato leaf, and spiced orange tea with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-length pineapple glaze, sour peach candies, and frosted flakes finish. A distinctive sweet-but-savory mead that will pair well with cheeses.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Martin Brothers  Blueberry Blossom Mead
85 points
$32
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of honeycomb, concord grape, candied apricot, and grapefruit cordial with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, intriguing, medium-long finish that shows notes of peach lemonade with honey, ripe persimmon, and papaya finish. A fruity and well-structured mead with wide appeal.
Valkiria  Nature Sparkling Hydromel  Meal
84 points
$28.75
Yellow straw color. Aromas of soufflé, lanolin, orange blossom, and apricots in syrup with a vibrant, spritzy, dry light body and a tingling, easy lemon candies finish. A bright mead that will serve as a fun cocktail topper.
84 points $28.75
Valkiria 2017 Suave Hydromel Mead
81 points
$13
Light gold color. Aromas of lemon tea, honeycomb, honeysuckle, eucalyptus, and apple with a supple, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk parchment and balsa wood finish. An easy-drinking quaffer to serve well-chilled.
Martin Brothers  Wildflower Dry Mead
80 points
$24
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla candle, cinnamon potpourri, and caramel green apple with a soft, sharp, dryish watery body and a tingling, carefree finish imparting notes of seltzer and grain finish. A lean mead for the table.
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