Well after adding the 1 ounce of french oak, I tasted it after a month and there was hardly any flavor difference at all. I think that 1 ounce to a normal, lighter flavored honey batch would suffice but the strong burnt, nutty, caramel notes of a bochet dominate much more than a normal mead. I added 1 more ounce of oak and tasted again yesterday after 2 solid months of oaking and WOW was all I could say. It tastes awesome. You can definitely taste the oak and it adds everything that the mead was missing before. Personally I want just a little more oak than it has now, so I will be giving it one more month before letting it age out for another 6 months to a year before I bottle.