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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  Honeysuckle Peach Mead
86 points
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
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
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
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
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.