Honey McLaren Vale South Australia
Maxwell have been crafting the finest McLaren wines since 1880, but they are also known for world class Mead. Maxwell Mead has been acclaimed by leading wine critics and the industry press for several decades. Spiced Mead is without equal when enjoyed warm during the cold weather months. It's also the special beverage that's called upon to set the atmosphere throughout the Xmas and New Year festive season. Serve Maxwell just warmed until it barely steams, the delicious aromas and flavours meld together to provide a warming experience.
Introduced to Australia by Ken Maxwell (1915-2004) the Maxwell family is the largest and most successful producer of Mead in the southern hemisphere.The many styles produced over the centuries were the inspiration for Ken Maxwell's research into it's production. Commencing in the 1950s, Maxwell's work culminated in three distinct styles. Years of devotion to this ancient style of wine have provided Maxwell with unique, esoteric skills to select the most suitable honeys and best strains of yeast, while perfecting the complications of stuck ferments and off flavours which can plague the process. Maxwell are now enjoyed around the world, bringing pure South Australian honey wines to a new generation of ethusiasts.
Orange tawny colour. Bouquet of honey and citrus, an added zest from the spices, cinnamon and clove. These spicy characters are carried through on the palate, filling the mouth with a complex and satisfying array of flavours. Traditionally served hot but not scalding, to enhance its aromas and warm the soul, it can also find uses in the kitchen as an ingredient in cakes and fruit pies. Try serving it chilled with dry ginger ale, ice and mint. Heat Maxwell with a slice of lemon and orange, studded by a couple of cloves, until it begins to vapour. Pour into a mug and curl up in front of the fire. Maxwell Spiced Mead does not benefit from further bottle maturation and can be kept for three months after opening if refrigerated.