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Philip Mead

Philip Mead
Red Fruits Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Melomel

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

Philip Mead
Red Fruits Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: Brazil
Alcohol: 14% RS: 4.9%
Light salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of fruit punch kool-aid powder, hibiscus, and red berry tropical medley with a velvety, lively, fruity medium body and an appealing, medium-length finish manifesting notes of red gummi bears, strawberry watermelon candies, and rose water. Hibiscus and loads of red berries; a whole lot going on without being overly sweet or losing the plot.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: fruit punch kool-aid powder, hibiscus, and red berry tropical medley
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of red gummi bears, strawberry watermelon candies, and rose water
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Hibiscus and loads of red berries; a whole lot going on without being overly sweet or losing the plot.

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.