Maxwell Sparkling Mead $10/500ml
Mead blended with ginger and other spices including clove and cinnamon, as well as stone fruits and citrus. The aroma is very gingery and spicy with obvious clove notes. It’s a little vermouth-like, gently sparkling and lightly sweet. The finish is clean. It’s a delicious drink that would appeal to ginger beer drinkers. (8 per cent alcohol; crown cap.)
Score: 90 ★★★★
Aging; Drink now.
Food: Best as an aperitif or thirst-quencher.
Stockists: Cellar door and online: www.maxwellwines.com.au $99 a dozen freight-free to Vic., NSW and SA.