Crafted from Florida Tupelo honey and aged in stainless steel for 7 years to bring this mead to full maturity without adding any influence from oak or oxygen. Medium sweetness that highlights the single varietal of honey.
In the glass this pale straw mead has subtle green highlights as light stikes from various angles. Visually this is a gorgeous mead that is star bright with brilliant clarity, and gemlike character that refracts light when held to a white background. It shimmers and tantalizes with glyceric promise of richness and palate volume. After swirling it develops long, lazy legs that persist. Still and aloof this mead inspires consumption.
This sweet traditional Irish mead is wildly aromatic and boasts a primary nose replete with heather, lavender, crushed white flowers and lightly browned sugar. Secondary aromas present poached white peach and nectarine, bruised honeysuckle, underpinned by hyssop, sweet basil and chervil.
The mouthfeel is wonderfully silky, smooth, lush, juicy and mouthwatering; Garavogue cultivates warmth along the palate developing a stylish roundness that has become all too rare in commercial traditional sweet mead offerings.
Complexity abounds as the mead stands in the in the glass and develops with exposure to air. Primary flavors of warm honey laced with lavender and heather phenolics, with a subtle trailing wash of dill, star anise, sweet basil oil and melted caster sugar. Sweet and complex Garavogue develops floral phenolics, white fruit sweetness and evocative juiciness on the mid-palate and fore-mouth. The long, persistent finish leaves impressions of wildflower honey, white, red and violet flowers, with lingering minty sweetness and warming honey and alcohol.