phaleslu (10665) - 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. thirdeye11 (6162) - 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. blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
bottle, thanks to mora2000, dense black pour with no head, reminds me of Chambord and honeysuckle, thick dense and chewy BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to mora2000. Pours with a merlot hued body with great alcohol legs. Aromas are big time blackberry, tannin, jammy, port, floral honey. Flavors are of honey, sweet, sticky, black berry, floral notes, a touch peppery, medium tannin. Fully sweet, dessert mead. Still, highly viscous. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
Bottle from the winery. Pours a dark ruby-purple colour with a very still body. Fresh & juicy aroma of berries and dark honey with hints of almond and spice. Smooth, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavour is very fruity, but the tartness of the berries balances the sweetness of the honey very well, and both flavours compliment the dry alcohol heat that comes through in the finish. I’m pretty unfamiliar with meads, so I can’t say if this fits the style well, but I can say that I enjoyed it quite a bit.
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. DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, 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. Enjoyit (3809) - 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. mar (5442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
bottle thanks to mora2000. dark red with no head. blackberries, super sweet. easy on the palate, chewy, sweet, blackberry, honey, self explanatory. sulawang (1197) - - FEB 18, 2013
Attack: starts slightly syrupy, coating your mouth, a burst of 8/10-sweetness and not too cloying.
Mid-palate: Deep and rich cassis, blackberry, clover honey notes, jammy
Finish: tingly light-med alcoholic, gentle warmth, clean slightly sticky finish in the mouth.