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Atlantic Dry Mead – Sauternes Barrel Aged Limited Edition

29.95

Atlantic Dry Mead – Sauternes Barrel Aged (12% ABV) is a gorgeous 3-year-old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey, matured for the last 12 months in a French oak wine barrel to add intriguing structure and depth. A fine, unique mead with lingering almond and refreshing citrus notes. Enticing with a bright, clean finish and a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity.  As seen on celebrity chef, John Torode’s Ireland on the Food Network.

An initial burst of honey, very refreshing, followed by the subtle marzipan and florals such as honeysuckle and white acacia flowers. A lovely subtle vanilla and oak finish lingers. Like summertime on the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy this delicious mead well chilled.

Note: We can’t ship our limited edition, barrel aged meads to the UK except for Northern Ireland at the moment.

Our beautiful label was inspired by the story of the “Wild Geese” Irish who emigrated in waves from Ireland to the continent at the end of the Jacobite wars and settled in France to start trading and making wine. Today, in Bordeaux, you can find the names of those resilient Irish emigrants on the streets and vineyards of the region – Lynch, Barton, Boyd, Phelan – alongside other trading connections to the wine ports of Ireland.

Kinsale in 18th century was a thriving wine port, importing barrels from the France, Spain, Portugal. The harbour and warehouses were full of the finest wines, ports and sherries. In a sense, we are completing the circle, bringing those precious barrels back to Ireland.

Share a bottle with friends and family. This is a mead you’ll want to come back to again and again.

All bottles hand numbered and signed. Naturally Gluten Free.

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Customer Reviews

Floral and scented with layers of honey, toasted nuts and citrus peel. Intriguing and delicious. Try with strong cheeses – it would be great with blue cheese (John Wilson – Irish Times)

Storage

Store the bottles similar to wine, upright in a cool place away from direct sunlight and they should keep for at least two years.

Once opened, store the bottles upright in the fridge. If you have one of those vacuum pump wine bottle closures that pump out the oxygen, all the better. After that the flavour starts to change a little as the air gets to it. Good to drink still or use in cocktails or cooking.

The Atlantic Dry Barrel Aged Meads are fine for 2 weeks.

Mead Food Pairing

Desserts such almond or lemon tart, posset or cheesecake pair well. For savoury pairings consider Durrus or Gubbeen cheeses or a herb-roasted chicken dish.

Delivery

Flat Rate Delivery charge to anywhere in Ireland is €6.95, Special Low Rate €5 for autumn, and to the UK including Northern Ireland is £5.95 £5 for autumn. FREE Shipping for orders over €80/£75 or 4 bottles. We are trialing a UPS Guaranteed Next Working Day Delivery. 

Note: We can’t ship out limited edition Meads to the UK except for Northern Ireland. Sorry about that. Full Details page here also lists some suppliers who can ship abroad including to the USA.

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