You may remember the last review of B. Nektar Meadery’s Orange Blossom Mead. I had positive things to say about it– it wasn’t too sweet, and it wasn’t too non-honeylike.
I have mixed feelings about Vanilla Cinnamon. The bottle says ‘award winning’, and it had an award-winning taste… but a few things disappointed me. I could taste the vanilla more than the honey. I could taste the cinnamon, which was nice.
It was quite powerful in sweetness, btw. So much that I found it hard to continue enjoying the bottle after getting halfway through. However, I think that sharing it with friends would result in a better enjoyment of this mead.
I wish the honey taste was a bit stronger, and that there was less of a ‘hollow’ kind of sweetness in how it hit the mouth. It’s hard to explain this sweetness. It felt like a thick sweetness versus a sharp sweetness. (EG: Some sweet things have a clear bite in the mouth. It didn’t feel like it had this clear bite.)
Overall, I’d probably buy it again, but not for anything less than a friend and I to share.