Paramour

New Hampshire
United States
Paramour
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Meaning - For sake of love, this mead is a masterful blend of honey, blackberries, blueberries, black cherries and currants. Full bodied. Good accompaniment to any spicy or rich flavored dish, curries or spiced meal. Named in honor of Michael’s mother who taught him his way around a kitchen and encouraged his creativity and passion.

Profile

ABV: 
16.7%
Served at: 
50°
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pours a slightly hazy reddish/deep copper with no carbonation or head. The meniscus is very clear, but slightly darker than the mead, possibly indicating some age. A complex bouquet of clover and vanilla with a big boost of blackberry and a bit of strawberry fruitiness makes this beverage very inviting. The flavor brings a lot of fruity character -- big blackberry and blueberry and moderate levels of orange and strawberry with some nice vanilla notes (maybe from a barrel?). This is a sweet mead (but not cloying) -- it's well balanced with alcohol, low tannins and fairly low acidity. A medium-full body with the fruity character lasting long into the elegant and refined finish. Very tasty dessert mead, with the fruit berries dominating the honey expression, and could use just a bit more tannin and acidity to balance.

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