Olde Mead (Oak Aged Honey Wine with Elderflowers) – Middle Mountain Meadery (BC, Canada)

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Olde Mead (Oak Aged Honey Wine with Elderflowers) – Middle Mountain Meadery, 14% ABV – 750ml., (Hornby Island, BC, Canada)

*Taking a break from beer and drinking something else for the first time this year. MEAD. Oh yeah.

from the Middle Mountain Mead website:

“This sublime wine is the perfect way to enjoy the delicious subtleties of fermented honey. Lightly oaked, and finished with a hint of fresh elderflowers, this mead will entice…”

  • Style: (Elderflower, oak-aged) Flavoured Mead
  • Taste: Wet oak herbacious elderflower apple medium acidic alcoholic.
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek Liquor Store
  • How much: $28 (after 10% off) – 750ml., March 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to wine aficionados: just try it once

Visual: Synthetic cork sealed and shrink aluminum wrapped. Pours a very light clear yellow, with some bubbles settled at the base of the glass.

Nose: Chinese soy-veggie-tofu stir-fry, (i’m serious) (7/10)-pungency

Attack: flat-watery texture

Mid-palate: (4)-sweetness, (6)-sour-acidity, (7)-tanginess, (MAIN) grassy elderflower, wet oak, green apple, almost salty.

Finish: alcoholic bitterness, throat warmth, light fruity finish.

Summary: Despite the strange nose, this is actually quite drinkable. Quite different.