This is an unfair comparison because JH Adriatic has what I believe is a unique ability to be very flavorful before the pulp to skin bleed of dead ripening occurs. Col de Dame Blanc might exhibit a similar ability but it has not yet had the chance to reveal it. If I could leave figs on the tree for as long as Martin, Francisco, Mike, Frank, and some others, I would have more days of harvesting dead ripe figs. So minus souring, bird pecking, ant burrowing, fruit fly swarming, splitting, squirrel-ing, rotting, and dropping, I wait as long as I can before picking. Rain and travel, however, invariably trigger impatience (for good reason).
Sorry Senora Blanc and Mahalo Madame Adriatic.