This is original, traditional mead from Australia’s oldest commercial Meadery.
Making wine from honey instead of grapes was first introduced to Australia by Mark Maxwell’s father, Ken (1915 – 2004) whose devotion to the ancient craft created the benchmark for modern mead-making around the world. After a decade or more of experimentation with different honey’s and yeasts the famous Maxwell Honey Mead was born. The first commercial label was released in 1966 and with it, the birth the Australian mead industry. Today, Maxwell Mead is Australia’s favourite honey wine and the most successful range in the Southern Hemisphere.
Mark Maxwell remains true to the recipe and techniques pioneered by his father. Though the package may have evolved over the years, the quality and purity of the mead has not. A benchmark for others to follow, it has been awarded the ‘best pure varietal mead’ gold medal at the International Mead Festival Competition in the USA.
Maxwell Honey Mead is made by fermenting pure South Australian honey, using one of the oldest recipes to create a beverage brimming with uniquely rich flavours and aromas.
Colour & Aroma: Bright, golden hues. Floral beeswax and nutty marmalade-like aromas.
Palate: Refreshingly light on palate, subtle apricot and honey characters fill the mouth. Predictably sweet but not cloying.
Serving Suggestion: Serve chilled over ice in a stemless wine glass. Also delightful when lightened with soda or lemonade.
Pairings: Mandarin sorbet. Blue Cheese.
Product of Australia
Standard Drinks: 7.4