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Meadow Vista

Meadow Vista
Mabon Spiced Mead

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12%
86 Points
Highly Recommended
$17

Meadow Vista
Mabon Spiced Mead

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12%
White gold color. Aromas and flavors of cardamom, cinnamon, clove, hints of juniper, lavender, and honeycomb with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish displaying notes of orange marmalade. An easy-drinking spiced Mead that will appeal to Gin lovers.

Tasting Info

Mead Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of orange marmalade
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking spiced mead that will appeal to gin lovers.

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.