Kinsale Mead Co., Atlantic Dry Mead - Sauternes Barrel Aged

Kinsale Mead Co., Atlantic Dry Mead - Sauternes Barrel Aged

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Fine Kinsale mead gets extra depth and flavour from aging in oak barrels that previously held Sauternes—delicious!

The Kinsale Mead Company have recently revived the ancient art of mead-making with flair and finesse in equal measure. To build on the success of their established favourites—Atlantic Dry and Wild Red—Kate and Denis Dempsey have begun to add a new dimension with the use of wine and port barrels for finishing their fine meads.

Based on the Atlantic Dry recipe, the Sauternes Barrel Aged edition is a three year old traditional mead made from orange blossom honey. It's fermented into a dry, crisp and honeyed drink and conditioned for the last twelve months before release in a wine barrel of French oak previously used for Sauternes, the celebrated dessert wine.

The spirit of the Sauternes lends structure and new shades of flavour to what is already a unique mead.

Characterized by honey and almond notes and a fragrance of honeysuckle and white flowers, this balanced, silky dry mead has fresh citrus on the palate and a long, subtle finish thanks to its time spent in the barrel.

‘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
SupplierKinsale Mead Co.
Wine colourWhite wine
AppellationKinsale
Grape varietynot grapes—honey
Alcohol12%
Bottle size75 cl

Orders of €150+: free delivery nationwide

All other orders: €15 nationwide flat rate

Orders are usually dispatched in the first two working days after receipt.

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Delivery outside Ireland

If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, our €15 standard rate applies, with orders of €150 and more travelling free—for the time being.

We do not generally send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost. If you would nonetheless like more information about deliveries outside the island of Ireland, please ask.

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Faulty bottles

Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!

Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.

We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.

If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll issue a credit in compensation.

Broken or Damaged Deliveries

Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.

If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.