Well I could not resist and opened a bottle of the Blackberry I had just bottled a couple weeks ago. It's over a year old (aged in the carboy) and it tastes…wonderful ahhh! I guess it was worth the waiting. Hopfully they will all just keep getting better and better from here on out. I am going to try the Pomegranite Blackcherry mead tonight. It is a little younger by two or three months.