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Brewed by Rossignol Estate Winery
Style: Mead
Murray River, Canada

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Crafted in ancient tradition and aged patiently for two years. This silky-smooth dessert wine delivers a fresh fruit bouquet and a long honeyed finish. Serve chilled.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
(375ml bottle) clear deep blackberry color with awesome legs. Nose of blackberry, honey, rich, seeds and all, sweet dessert cake. Taste of honey, blackberry, rich and sweet, fairly thick body with sweet fruit palate linger.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6291) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 375 ml bottle from the winery. Sampled there and even managed to bring a bottle back to St. Louis. Pours a rich, deep, cloudy purple color with no head. Aroma of blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry with some backing honey sweetness as well. Flavor demonstrates a nice- albeit intense- balance of honey and blackberry flavors along with some oaky, earthy, plum, and raspberry notes. Faint grains. Medium-full bodied, with a smooth, rich, sweet mouthfeel. Much bigger than the other mead on the Island, Honeydew The Golden Drop. I might not always be in the mood for this one but when I had it I was and it absolutely delivered. Re-Rate, 12/18/11: This is even better than my wife and I remembered from our honeymoon visit to Rossignol. Great balance of blackberry fruit and honey sweetness. Nice body for emphasizing the blackberry half so heavily. I need to track down more of this. Great stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle bought and shared on the Island with the Ludlows after a highly successful day of fishing (mackerel, cod, ocean perch, sculpin, and a single beautiful halibut caught by my eldest son). Pours a viscous intense violet, like a blueberry reduction. Aroma is blackberry jam, that’s all I get. Flavour is sweet blackberry syrup, honey, with a mild seedy dryness. No hint of the ABV. More suitable as a topping for ice cream than as a dessert beverage. Nice flavour, but very one dimensional.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
[1237-20080330] Bottle. Fruity blackberry and sweet sugary syrup malt aroma. Clear, dark red wine body with no head. Mildly alcoholic, flavour is mostly blackberry fruit and smooth honey. Medium-full body. Very sweet, definitely a sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3449) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 9, 2008
Deep reddish of color with a weak reddish head. An aroma of dark berries, sweet notes, port hints and dry. A flavor of port, prunes, dark berries and sweets.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Thanx to the Cheeseman, DSnowden for sharing this.Pours out looking like grape juice with a real sweet berry aroma.Mouthfeel was syrupy and sticky.Notes of grapes and berrys with honey.I really want to try pouring this over pancakes.Finish was sticky sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Courtesy dsnowden. This was my first mead experience. This poured a deep red color and smelled of dark berries. The blackberry was themost dominant smell. The flavor was much the same with the blackberry really coming through. This didn’t have much honey flavor at all since the blackberries dominated everything. It was really thick and sweet with a big syrupy mouthfeel. This was nice for my first mead, really huge on the flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Courtesy dsnowden. Deep purple color, no head. Purple grapeskins, plums, and jam on the aroma. Thick mouthfeel, moves slowly in the glass. General grape/berry taste that is extremely sweet. The finish is real sweet and has just a touch of dryness to it, despite all the sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Poured the color of a well extracted Shiraz. Aroma is jammy and sweet blackberries. Flavor is sweet blackberries all the way. Not much honey showing through. Insanely viscous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2007
It aint easy being cheesy!! Courtesy dsnowden. Pours a dark clear red. Almost looks like wine in the glass. Smells of big dark berry flavors. The blackberry was for certain the most prominent. Rich and thick smelling as you’d expect. The flavor and palate was much the same. There wasnt much trace of honey as the blackberry flavor masks most everything. Extremely thick and sweet. Would make for a good dessert drink anytime. Its good if you like berry flavored drinks. the flavor is pretty monstrous.


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