Full Review

Philip Mead

Philip Mead
Dark Cacao Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: Brazil
Alcohol: 14% RS: 4.9%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16
Best Buy

Philip Mead
Dark Cacao Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: Brazil
Alcohol: 14% RS: 4.9%
Old gold color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate honey candies, blood orange, fermented mango, and roasted cashew butter with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, long finish that presents notes of 65% dark cocoa, orange and mango preserves, wild flower honey, and mallow root. Direct and pronounced flavors of chocolate, tart orange fruits, and honeyed sweetness; clearly utilizing high quality inputs.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate honey candies, blood orange, fermented mango, and roasted cashew butter
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of 65% dark cocoa, orange and mango preserves, wild flower honey, and mallow root
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Direct and pronounced flavors of chocolate, tart orange fruits, and honeyed sweetness; clearly utilizing high quality inputs.

The Producer

Philip Mead

The Producer

Their Portfolio

92 Philip Mead Traditional Sweet Mead 14% (Brazil) $16.00.
92 Philip Mead Oak Aged Sweet Mead 14% (Brazil) $16.00.
88 Philip Mead Red Fruits Mead 14% (Brazil) $16.00.
85 Philip Mead Double Oak Dry Mead 15% (Brazil) $16.00.
92 Philip Mead Traditional Sweet Mead 14% (Brazil) $16.00.
90 Philip Mead Oak Aged Sweet Mead 14% (Brazil) $16.00.
90 Philip Mead Red Fruits Mead 14% (Brazil) $16.00.
88 Philip Mead Double Oak Dry Mead 15% (Brazil) $16.00.
93 Philip Mead Fresh Pineapple Mead 14% (Brazil) $16.00.
91 Philip Mead Fresh Lemon Mead 14% (Brazil) $16.00.
92 Philip Mead Dark Cacao Mead 14% (Brazil) $16.00.

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.