My girlfriend and I just finished bottling batch 10 of our mead. This batch has been sitting in secondary fermentation for about a year. I was very worried that the batch would be ruined from all that time unattended. We ran the batch through the first (3 micron) filter and tasted it. It came out very strong with a vanilla and orange flavor. It was so strong, in fact, that I knocked it down a little with some water. Because of the time it spent in the fermentation, bottle it is ready to drink now but will only get better with the coming months.
Here are the details:
Original notes lost.
orange blossom honey
Sat in secondary fermentation for about a year in unstable conditions (imperfect fermentation lock, weather conditions, etc.)
After first filtration, hydro reading: 1.002
Tasting notes: orange and vanilla
Added approx 1.5 liters of water after third filter. Final reading: 1.001