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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mead review: Havill's Authentic Medium Manuka Mead

Meadery: Havill's Mazer Meadery

Name of Mead: Havill's Manuka medium.

Old/new world: New World.

Country: New Zealand

Region: Canterbury

Vintage: 2008

Price: Priceless

Purchased at: Brought back personally from Havill Meadery, Rangiora, New Zealand - Aotearoa.

Appearance:  Clear, pale gold, mild intensity, wide rim.

Nose:  Manuka and honey floral, clover, honey vanilla and spice.

Palate: Elegant, nice manuka flavor, honey, cinnamon toast, honey dew, soft clean finish.

Conclusions:  One of the best Meads I have ever had. Very well crafted, perfect balance of sweetness, extremely easygoing down. Would pare with Asian food and curry. I would score this a 97.