Comparison Bannow Island (BI) / Ballykilcavan (B)
BI more floral and fruity than B, B in comparison, more chocolatey and "tastier" in the nose. B shows a slightly sour note in comparison, which he did not show in the solo tasting. B "darker" than BI, B more towards the forest floor, BI more the spring flower meadow.
B malty, more chocolate than BI. BI also remains in comparison with its leading floral and fruity note. In comparison, B looks “darker” than in solo tasting. Here even a little damp forest floor and mushrooms.
The two don’t give each other any intensity in the finish, everyone cuts a really good figure in their own way.
Different fields, different tastes. That was what Mr. Reynier wanted to prove. Proof successful. TEIREoir. Especially for Ireland with EIRE in the word "terroir". While in solo tasting m. E. the pendulum swings slightly in favor of Bannow Island, it can be found in the direct comparison in the middle of both bottlings. In anticipation of what will come ...
Very fresh first impression. Spring flower meadow, fresh laundry. Malt, whole milk chocolate. Because of his youth, one looks for green branches, pear notes, perhaps also for warm sheet metal - but: none. Instead, fresh yeast dough, vanilla, honey come in the further nosing. Still the spring flowers, they set the tone (and are tasty at the same time).
Strong, full, creamy and fruity sweet. Ripe strawberries, some rhubarb. Clearly chocolate and caramel. Fresh bread dough. Floral sweetness without being overwhelming. It's amazing how mature it looks on the tongue. Over time peppery seasoning, paprika powder, a hint of chili.
Medium (actually!) And dry. Malt and sugar beet syrup, honey, ground coffee beans, chocolate, pepper, grated nutmeg, flavored pipe tobacco, dried apricots, cut flowers.