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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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This is the White Winter Winery's 10th Anniversary Sweet RESERVE! This product became available on June 30, 2006 and is the last of the 2004 vintage, Gold Medal Best of Class 2005, New World International WIne Competition winner. White Winter Winery stashed about 100 cases for two years and is now aged to perfection. You thought it was good back in 2005. try it now. It'll knock your socks off!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Sweet Mead Reserve
Date: 06/24/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007
Vintage: 2004

clear pale yellow, streaks of lace, sweet hot honey aroma, sticky body, lots of honey flavor, finishes sweet,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 24, 2007
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear straw, no head. Smooth, sweet honey nose and flavors, more honey than I’ve ever tasted in a mead. Just a hint of oak. The body is silkier than I have ever experienced in any liquid. Just, WOW.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2007
And then skyview goes ahead and brings this rockin mead! Light yellow color with no head. Sweet honey aroma, like I just popped the cap on a jar of clover honey. The taste is superbly alcoholic honey. It strikes a great balance for the mouthfeel, is strong on honey, light with vanilla and not screaming in alcohol. Complex taste is not here, but I don’t think that’s what it was trying for and it is beautiful as is.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2007
Very light color. Strong honey aroma, vinyl-plastic flavor. Thick. I’ve had some exceptionally good meads, and I quite enjoyed their Black Harbor, but I just couldn’t get into this. I’ll give it credit for its smooth palate; it’s the overbearing honey that I’m not keen on. I wonder if aging in casks wouldn’t be better than aging in bottles? I could be off-base with that.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
Thank you skyview for sharing. Oak and honey on the nose on an exceptionally well done sweet meed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4435) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2007
UPDATED: APR 24, 2007 Thanks to Skyview for sharing. This is very sweet, like drinking honey. It has more honey aroma and honey flavor than any other mead I have tasted. Very sweet, smooth palate. It goes down way to easy for such a potent drink.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2007
From a 750 ml bottle shared at JK’s Spring Gathering, pours a clear golden yellow color as a premium white wine appearance. Aroma of sweet clover honey, maybe a slight sweet orange but the sweet honey is very present. As this mead comes to room temperature, taste is very sweet sunflower honey, flower pedals and a touch of dill. Palate is very thick and smooth as silk but not too syrupy. A sweet finish, smooth and light-medium bodied. Absolute awesomeness. Over the top quality product.


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