Full Review

Philip Mead

Philip Mead
Double Oak Dry Mead

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Fish

Category: Specialty Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: Brazil
Alcohol: 15% RS: .3%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Philip Mead
Double Oak Dry Mead

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Fish

Category: Specialty Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: Brazil
Alcohol: 15% RS: .3%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of orange zest, arugala, white peach, and herbs de provence with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-to-long finish with suggestions of white peach and raspberry nougat, sage, thyme, and cinnamon, orange, and mint. Sweet and savory with an excellent citrus zest and buttered herbs; this would be spectacular with pan seared scallops.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: orange zest, arugala, white peach, and herbs de provence
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of white peach and raspberry nougat, sage, thyme, and cinnamon, orange, and mint
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Poached Fish, Thai Green Curry, Short Ribs
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Sweet and savory with an excellent citrus zest and buttered herbs; this would be spectacular with pan seared scallops.

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.

Specialty Mead

The specialty mead category is a catch-all for and array of historical and innovative mead styles, including hopped mead, barrel-aged mead, rhodomel (mead with rose added), coffeamel (mead with coffee added), hippocras (mead with wine, brandy, and cinnamon added), capsicumel (mead with chili peppers added), and Viking Blood (mead with cherries added).