Sky River Mead
Sky River Semi Sweet Mead
Sky River Semi Sweet Mead (10.5% alcohol by volume) is made from Washington honey. The smell is light, laced with honey, alcohol, light floral aromas and a hint of light pomme fruit and a trace of spice. It has a faint vinous quality. It pours brilliant straw with a faint green tint. A swirl of the glass shows of some well defined long legs. Semi-sweet floral honey leads the flavors then the alcohol comes in smooth and seductive. there are light pomme fruit notes in the background. It is not hot, harsh or solventy. Its flowery with a balancing tartness and traces of tannin that give the mead dimension. All the parts work very well together providing dimension while not overstating their presence. This is very pleasant to drink by itself and can stand in nicely for most white wines. I am drinking it with some Vietnamese take-out and it pairs very well. I rate it 86.