Mountain Dragon Mazery
Basswood Honey Mead
Mountain Dragon Mazery Basswood Honey Mead (9.69% alcohol by volume) is made from West Virginia basswood honey, yeast, and water. It has that rich basswood aroma - spicy, pepper, floral, woody, and mint. It is brilliant pale straw - nearly water clear. It has good reflectance and develops nice long legs. The mead is off-dry to medium sweet and the basswood flavors are well developed with pepper, floral, wood and traces of spicy flavors that evoke maple. There is a hint of mint. It finishes dry with a light astringent note. The mead's dryness lets the full basswood character through. This is an excellent varietal mead that lets the basswood shine. The basswood character in this mead is so special that I recommend drinking your first few bottles without an accompaniment. I rate it 88.