Overall Impression
In well-made examples of the style, the fruit is both distinctive and well-incorporated into the honeysweet- acid-tannin-alcohol balance of the mead. Different types of fruit can result in widely different characteristics; allow for a variation in the final product.

Generally a good tannin-sweetness balance is desired, though very dry and very sweet examples do exist.

Standard description applies. A melomel is a mead made with the addition of other fruit or fruit juices not specifically reserved for other entry subcategories. There should be an appealing blend of the fruit and honey character but not necessarily an even balance. A melomel can be made with a blend of fruits from multiple Fruit Mead subcategories.
Commercial Examples
Moonlight Desire, Paramour, and Iniquity