Ingredients: 75.5% Cacao beans, organic cane sugar
Variety: Heirloom Nacional
Wt: 50g (1.76oz)
PROFILE: Nose: Blackberry marmalade bomb with hints of flowers. Palate: Classic chocolatey notes with sharp berries, oak, and nuts. Finish: Blackberry, coffee, grapefruit, nuts.
STORY: Heavy rains during ripening and harvest time seemed to push this cacao in a fruitier direction. With this edition, we let loose the full force of those intrinsic flavors by opting to refrain from conching. Bold blackberry marmalade bursts forth, intermingling with notes of coffee, oak, and a touch of flowers.
PAIRING RECOMMENDATIONS: Sweet single malts from Speyside, triple-distilled Irish whisky, well-aged bourbon, VSOP Cognac, reposado or anejo Tequila, Zacapa 21 Rum, and sweet dessert wines like Port or Sauternes. In the realm of cheese, creamy and nutty are always best. Robiola, brie, and triple-cremes are lovely. We also enjoy semi-soft cheeses like gouda, havarti, and fontina.
CERTIFICATION: Heirloom Cacao Preservation. Beyond Certifications (read more)