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Philip Mead

Philip Mead
Traditional Sweet Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: Brazil
Alcohol: 14% RS: 4.90%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16
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Philip Mead
Traditional Sweet Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: Brazil
Alcohol: 14% RS: 4.90%
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of ricola lemon and honey cough drops, mint and savory garden herbs, and grilled orange with a satiny, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a long finish with notes of fresh aloe, agave, green green, honey roasted nuts, and fresh orange juice. The orange and Eucalyptus honeys combine to create an entirely delightful experience that is floral, fruity, and fantastic.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ricola lemon and honey cough drops, mint and savory garden herbs, and grilled orange
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of fresh aloe, agave, green green, honey roasted nuts, and fresh orange juice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: The orange and Eucalyptus honeys combine to create an entirely delightful experience that is floral, fruity, and fantastic.

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.

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.