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 ...
Fresh and fruity with pineapple, green grapes, mild pepper. Honey and vanilla, Tropi Frutti gummy bears. Grated almonds, marzipan, whole milk chocolate, nougat. Green apple.
Discreetly strong start, creamy and mouth-filling. Dry wood, milk chocolate. At the beginning it has a certain sweetness, but it is not really identifiable. Taste something more ... Applesauce made from green apples? Dried banana chips? Yes, in that direction. Malt. Caramel candy, sugar beet syrup. A hint of black bread. Over time, mild spice that ends in woody dryness.
Medium (sic!) And slightly dry. Here in the finish it shows up again clearly malty and chocolatey. Fruit sorbet made from apricots and green apples.