Full Review

Philip Mead

Philip Mead
Fresh Pineapple Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Melomel

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

Philip Mead
Fresh Pineapple Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: Brazil
Alcohol: 14% RS: 4.9%
Bright gold color. Aromas and flavors of mosel riesling, candied pineapple, pineapple gummi bears, and meyer lemon with a round, vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long finish revealing accents of pineapple upside down cake, white flowers, vanilla custard, and waffle cone. Sweet flower honey and loads of pineapple and evocative of its fruit addition without losing sight of the honey foundation; consume with Thai food or all of the German pork dishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: mosel riesling, candied pineapple, pineapple gummi bears, and meyer lemon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pineapple upside down cake, white flowers, vanilla custard, and waffle cone
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Sweet flower honey and loads of pineapple and evocative of its fruit addition without losing sight of the honey foundation; consume with Thai food or all of the German pork dishes.

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.

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.