Bghedtodd (30) - USA - DEC 25, 2011
Incredibly smooth dessert wine on par with germany’s best eiswines. Floral clover, vanilla, sweet orange. Velvety elegance. Not cloying at all. Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Received full glass sample at the B. Nektar meadery in Ferndale, MI. Pours a clear golden riesling auslese-like colored mead with a clear disk top and excellent viscosity tears. Aroma is liquid orange blossom honey, a hint of vanilla and a touch of cream tartar. Taste is full bodied, smooth as silk with flavors of sweet orange blossom honey and a hint of whipped cream. Finish is velvety smooth with very faint oak/vanilla chalk texture after the finish. No fermentation yeast detected anywhere. One of the smoothest dessert meads I’ve tried. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to theAlum. Gorgeous mead here. Pours gold and still. Nose is super clean and aromatic. Light vanilla but the orange blossom remains incredibly persistent. Fresh and forward, the essence of the honey is here. Light fruit to the nose, super clean without any fermentation issues. On tasting, lush on the palate. Balanced acidity with a medium sweet finish that is never cloying. Incredibly fresh and the essence of orange blossom honey. So much better than the B.Nektar non-BA OB meads. Simply world class. MeadMe (1683) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours a beautiful golden hue. Aromas of honey, citrus, with hints of florals. Rather sweet but wonderful. Hints of citrus with loads of fresh honey. Mild vanilla and a touch of wood. I could sit back and sip it for day’s. A real wonderful mead that is worthy of the price. biggsbowler (629) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle - light golden color, very nice oak, vanilla, and sweet nose, taste sweet with hint of vanilla, dry smooth back end. This is a really nice and enjoyable mead.
Leighton (22301) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Courtesy of Matt and Leighton! Pours clear yellow, no head. Glorious honey and suggestions of citrus. Big sweet flavor but not cloying, rich honey, some light dry straw. Full bodied with no carbonation. Light warmth to finish, rich honeycomb, touches of bread. Delicious stuff. Very rich and decadent but exceedingly drinkable. Lovely.