NV Sparrow & Vine Project B Mead Pyment 007
Mead made from Brendan Hilferty’s raw, Newtown, backyard honey, and smoke-tainted grapes from Ravensworth (shiraz).
Distinctly smoky, bitter, but honey characters override and strawberry kicks in. There’s bacon in there, earthiness, walnut paste and herbs. In all that, freshness, light sweetness, real drinkability with so much intrigue. It will set off alarms for some, but I kept back at my glass. Dark red coloured too. Mike Bennie - The Wine Front