When I started homebrewing about 3 years ago, one of the first brew I made was a mead. I used a dry wine yeast and enough honey to give me around 10% alcohol. 2 weeks after bottling, I tried to drink one. It had an awful taste of alcohol and you couldn't say there was honey in that. It was dry, didn't smell anything but alcohol and tasted rocket fuel.
1 month later, I tried another bottle. Still the same... undrinkable.
3 months later, it was the same bad, undrinkable fuel.
So I decided to get rid of it... 20 bottles down the sink. That was totally a mistake.
I forgot about it for many years, started brewing AG beer, had fun making cider... and last week my brother said 'hey, do you remember the mead we brew together 3 years ago? I just found 10 bottles of it in my basement'.
So I tried it again... It was like smelling a honey pot, and it had a dry but mellow taste. It was perfect. I could not believe that I got rid of it 3 years ago.
Now I keep the remaining bottles for special occasions... So please, never throw away mead! It will age out well.