Everytime I pick up a bottle of Chaucer's Mead I leaf through my for the most part largely unread volume of The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer's Mead (10.5% alcohol by volume) is a still, sweet, standard mead. Chaucer's makes their mead using fresh honey and no artificial flavors, concentrates or artificial colors. It smells of honey with a mild floral note and clean fermentation character. the alcohol smells clean with no fusel or solventy aromas. It is brilliant straw gold, still, with good reflectance and a clear, well formed meniscus. The mead is medium sweet leading with moderate honey and floral flavors, soft light fruit and enough acid to keep it from being flabby. A trace of tannin on the finish provides light drying. While it leans to the sweet honey flavors the alcohol and acidity provide balance. I am drinking Chaucer's Mead with Bras d'Or Oysters from Cape Breton Island and the mead's sweetness and the oyster's salt are a perfect match. I rate Chaucer's Mead 79.
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