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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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The sweet matches the heat in this brilliant wine with a kick. We started with Michigan wildflower honey and a ton of Michigan cherry juice. Once fermented, we added a lions share of red chipotle peppers to give it a smokey character and medium spice level. A fantastic wine for dessert. Try pairing this with rich chocolate cake.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (1974) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 14, 2017
Bottle, courtesy of DerA. Pours clear dark ruby. Aroma of freshly blooming blossoms, honey, berries. Body is sweet and intense, lightly sour, good chili taste. Spicy and hot on the palate, also lingering on fruit. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (4407) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - APR 14, 2017
UPDATED: APR 14, 2017 Bottle, many thanks derA! Ruby color with no head. Aroma is cherries, honey, flowery. Taste is cherries, honey, so many flowers, and with a nice chili catch. Full-bodied and viscous. Very nicely balanced!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoprider (587) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2017
Pours a see through ruby red. The nose has cherry juicy but is dominated by the chipotle smokiness. I get the same lack of ballance in the taste. Its not a bad taste but you have to like the smoky peppers and the following tingle/burn. I miss the fat honey sweetness and would have liked it a bit more cherry forward. Not a fan of the heat in here either. Others will love it Im sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (1138) - POLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Aroma: chipotle, flower honey, cherry flower, tart cherries Taste: heavy sweet, moderate hot, flower honey, candy, chipotle, cherry flower, some tannin

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6972) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle @ Benzais Crazy Carnaval 2017, 5-10 cl sample, thanks all for sharing! Slight hazy reddish color, jsut some frothy lacing. Aroma of a sweet red wine, very fruity, touch of almond. Honey sweetness in taste, spicy chipotle bite. Very surprised, as usually I find meads way too straightforward on the honey. This mead opened my view for meads as lovely dessert wines. Absolutely delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ShivanDragon (3859) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2017
van fles @Benzais Anti-carnaval Tasting; 37.5cl. schenkt helder rood zijn kraag.Aroma is hrlijk, kersen, honing, wat wijn. Smaken zijn enorm zoet, honing, kersen, wat peper op de achtergrond die later wat scherper doorkomt en blijft ook lang houden in de kersenafdronk. alcoholisch. lekker.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (15092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle @ Anti-carnaval Tasting. Clear bright red color, virtually no head. Very nice aroma of cherry and candy sweetness. Flavor is sweet, cherry, some candy sweetness, quite the pepper burn finish. Quite pleasant nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5800) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle @ anti-carnaval tasting. Ruby colour with no head. Smells honey, sweet, cherry. Tastes sweet, honey, red wine. Peppery feeling in the throat afterwards. Bizarre combination but it works. Full body, soft carbo.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Śmieszne, gryzie się ta pikantnosc ze słodyczą miodu i delikatnie kwaskową wiśnią. Dziwne, ale pasuje mi.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mesjasz (1440) - Lodz, POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Sampel w Chmielarni na Marszałkowskiej. Fajny aromat wiśni. Smak słodki, wisniowo miodowy, wręcz jak syrop. Pozniej wchodzą papryczki, na wyraźnym ale nie przegiętym poziomie.


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