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Meadow Vista

Meadow Vista
Mabon Mead

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.1%
91 Points
Exceptional
$19.05

Meadow Vista
Mabon Mead

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.1%
Straw green color. Exotic, spicy aromas and flavors of curry leaf and ginger root, peanut sauce, and green peppercorn and tea leaves with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, nuanced, long finish with accents of cardamom condiment, roasted pumpkin seeds, and ginger spiced yams finish. A successful marriage of mead and Asian spices, you’ll want to be at the wedding banquet.

Tasting Info

Mead Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cardamom condiment, roasted pumpkin seeds, and ginger spiced yams
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A successful marriage of mead and Asian spices, you'll want to be at the wedding banquet.

The Producer

Meadow Vista Honey Wines

The Producer
3975 June Springs Rd
SE Kelowna, BC V1Z 4B9
Canada
1 250-862-2337

Their Portfolio

88 Meadow Vista Cloud Horse Mead 12% (Canada) $19.05.
91 Meadow Vista Mabon Mead 12.1% (Canada) $19.05.
BR Meadow Vista Rubus Mead 12.5% (Canada) $19.95. - Bronze Medal
87 Meadow Vista Rubus Blackberry Mead 12.5% (Canada) $17.00.
89 Meadow Vista Bliss Sparkling Blueberry Haskap Mead 12% (Canada) $13.00.
88 Meadow Vista Pictish Beast Braggot Mead 10% (Canada) $7.00.
86 Meadow Vista Mabon Spiced Mead 12% (Canada) $17.00.
BR Meadow Vista Cloud Horse Mead 12% (Canada) $17.00. - Bronze Medal

Metheglin

Metheglin is a traditional mead to which a mixture of spices and/or spices have been added. It is interesting to note that the word ‘medicine’ is derived from the word ‘metheglin’. While the honey character in both aroma & palate can be variable, the primary emphasis in this style is how well the spices and/or herbs are integrated into the beverage – they should not overwhelm the honey characteristics, but should be featured. A synergy of the individual ingredients is ideal.