Comparison Bannow Island (BI) / Ballykilcavan (B)
BI is more floral and fruity than B, B is more chocolatier and more "dignified" in the nose. In comparison, B shows a slightly sour note, which it did not have in the solo tasting. B “darker” than BI, B more towards the forest floor, BI more towards the spring flower meadow.
B malty, chocolateier than BI. BI stays with its leading floral and fruity note even in comparison. In comparison, B looks “darker” than in solo tasting. Here even a slightly damp forest floor and mushrooms.
The two do not give each other anything in terms of intensity in the finish, each cuts a really good figure in his own way.
Different fields, different tastes. Well, that was what Mr. Reynier was trying to prove. Proof succeeded. TEIREoir. Especially for Ireland with EIRE in the word "Terroir". While in solo tasting m. E. If the pendulum swings slightly in favor of Bannow Island, it can be found in the direct comparison pretty much in the middle of both bottlings. In joyful anticipation of what is to come ...
Fresh and fruity with pineapple, green grapes, mild pepper. Honey and vanilla, Tropi Frutti gummy bears. Grated almonds, marzipan, milk chocolate, nougat. Green apple.
Discreetly powerful, creamy and mouth-filling. Dry wood, whole milk chocolate. At the beginning it has a certain sweetness, it just can't be identified. A little more taste ... applesauce made from green apples? Dried banana chips? Yes, in that direction. Malt. Caramel candy, sugar beet syrup. A touch of black bread. Mild flavor over time, resulting in woody dryness.
Medium length (sic!) And slightly dry. Here in the finish it is clearly malty and chocolaty. Fruit sorbet made from apricots and green apples.