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Reviews for 2023

July 2023 - World Mead Challenge®

July 2023 - World Mead Challenge<sup>®</sup>
This month's Wine feature is Mead Wines

World Mead Challenge® Reviews

Batch Mead  Figment Barrel Aged Mead
94 points
$35
Rich, chocolate and red fruit pronounced, and all around bold; a dessert port substitute.
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
Batch Mead  Tempest Sweet Mead
93 points
$28
Positively delightful; sweet, tart, sparkling, and with vibrant tropical fruit, this is truly nectar of the Gods.
Stolen Harvest 2022 Special Edition Orchard Plum Metheglin Mead
93 points
$40
Racy and confident yet deft on the fundamentals; good enough to sip alone and bold enough to pair with barbecued meats or foie gras.
Door Peninsula Winery  Cherry Buzz Honey Mead Door County
92 points
$11
Best Buy
Exactly what you expect of a cherry honey wine; juicy from start to finish.
92 points $11 Best Buy
Philip Mead  Traditional Sweet Mead
92 points
$16
Best Buy
Unabashedly and wholeheartedly honey in its true self from start to finish.
92 points $16 Best Buy
Philip Mead  Dark Cacao Mead
92 points
$16
Best Buy
Direct and pronounced flavors of chocolate, tart orange fruits, and honeyed sweetness; clearly utilizing high quality inputs.
92 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  Oak Aged Sweet Mead
90 points
$16
Best Buy
A round sweetness to the body of the mead with an uplifting citrus and mint zest.
90 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
Eight Crowns  Wildflower Traditional Mead
90 points
$41
Bold floral and fruity aromatics yet soft and elegant from beginning to end; white flowers and candied green melon wrapped in silk.
Batch Mead  Viking Mjod Barrel Aged Mead
89 points
$25
Herbaceous and inviting and rich yet lively on the palate; lovely.
Martin Brothers  High Oak Orange Blossom Mead Batch #5
89 points
$32
Spectacular clarity of floral, dry orange with a formable body without losing a light touch that keeps it engaging.
Philip Mead  Double Oak Dry Mead
88 points
$16
Sweet and savory with an excellent citrus zest and buttered herbs; this would be spectacular with pan seared scallops.
Stolen Harvest 2022 Special Edition Dandelion Petal Metheglin Mead
88 points
$38
Spring rain on fresh greens; this mead will make a lovely aperitif and salad pairing.
Stolen Harvest 2022 Limited Edition Mocha Bochet Traditional Mead
88 points
$38
A fascinating balance of sweet, savory, and earthy flavors; like honey in your dark morning coffee.
Stolen Harvest 2022 Limited Edition Blueberry Blossom Traditional Mead
87 points
$38
Delicate blue fruit sweetness with a nice earthy foundation of flavors.
Martin Brothers  Dry Wildflower Mead Batch #7
85 points
$24
Pleasantly earthy and savory; a well made product with a bit of wild yeast funk.
Martin Brothers  Orange Blossom Mead Batch #1
82 points
$30
Complex, quite evocative and would appeal to fans of drier Austrian white wines.
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