Full Review

Honeywood

Honeywood
Traditional Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

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

Honeywood
Traditional Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
White gold color. Aromas and flavors of pickled garlic, pineapple herb shrub, and green walnut with a silky, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish with elements of honey baked peaches, paw paw, and orange chamomile tea. A curious mix of sweet and alliaceous notes keeps this interesting.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: pickled garlic, pineapple herb shrub, and green walnut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of honey baked peaches, paw paw, and orange chamomile tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An curious mix of sweet and alliaceous notes keeps this interesting.

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.

Traditional Mead

Traditional meads should incorporate only honey as a fermentable ingredient, along with water and of course yeast. They can range in character from dry to semi-sweet to sweet, and may be sparkling or still. While not necessarily “traditional”, they may also be fortified and/or barrel-aged. Whether the honey used is a single varietal or a mixture, it is important for a successful traditional mead to evidence the floral nature of the honey; indeed, it should be the defining characteristic. Some acidity is often desired to balance sweetness, but this is not necessary. Lighter versions may be analogous to white wines of corresponding sweetness/dryness, but should present distinctly honeyed emphasis.