Since people are dead to answering this, I will throw my 2 cents in. I think it is very doable. I am doing my first Bochet now and if you keep the ABV below 10% I think it will drink well by fall. The carmalized honey has a strong smell and tast. How it will come out after fermenting is yet to be seen. I say go for it. The Bochet is growing in popularity I think and soon will be everywhere. But that also means that everyone is also just getting into it so join the group and experiment a way.
A painting says a thousand words. But a painting while on good mead just looks funny!