Full Review

Honeywood

Honeywood
Blackberry Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14

Honeywood
Blackberry Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Sunburst color. Aromas and flavors of pickled scallion, cranberry sauce, and elderflower with a supple, tangy, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish with overtones of orange blossom honey, stone fruit gummies, white peppercorn, and hibiscus. A nice berry-kissed Mead that is sure to please after dinner.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: pickled scallion, cranberry sauce, and elderflower
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of orange blossom honey, stone fruit gummies, white peppercorn, and hibiscus
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice berry flavored mead that is sure to please after dinner.

The Producer

Honeywood Winery

The Producer
1350 Hines St SE
Salem, OR 97302
USA
1 503-362-4111

Their Portfolio

86 Honeywood Honeysuckle Peach Mead 11% (USA) $13.00.
88 Honeywood Blackberry Mead 11% (USA) $14.00.
87 Honeywood Traditional Mead 11% (USA) $14.00.

Melomel

Melomel is a traditional mead to which fruit has been added. The fruit character is the driver here, and whether dry or sweet should be very evident. Key here is a natural, ‘off-the-vine’ evocation rather than any suggestion of artificial flavorings.