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Marcolini – Grand Cru de Propriété Mexique

Marcolini shows his usual industriousness with a series of bars from various origins. It’s never made obvious which, if any, of the bars are made entirely in-house, but the percentages certainly vary from “standard&...
by Alex Rast
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Rózsavölgyi Porcelana

Rózsavölgyi comes to challenge Domori with their interpretation of Porcelana, from the same Hacienda San José source that reliably produces the best of these beans. Still, they have a lot to learn. A fine chocolate to be sur...
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Rózsavölgyi Porcelana

The cult of fine chocolate spreads – now to Hungary. In fairness, it’s perhaps more fair to say that the tradition of fine chocolate from Hungary reaches the West – for this is a country with one of the oldest...
by Alex Rast
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Mast Brothers – Grand Cru 81%

Mast Brothers have an unmistakeable style that certainly makes its appearance here, but unfortunately also accompanied by the same stylistic characteristic that seems bizarrely to plague many extra-bitter chocolates: dark, flat...
by Alex Rast
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Patric – Rio Caribe Superior

One of the best interpretations of the challenging Rio Caribe bean and surely Patric’s best chocolate. This one sparkles with a fruitiness that seems more well-resolved than competing offerings from other chocolatiers wit...
by Alex Rast
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Patric – Rio Caribe Superior

While Patric has several Madagascars, this Rio Caribe is, so far, unique, giving it additional appeal. Arguably Rio Caribe is a more prestigious bean, or to be precise is an identified bean type, although many Rio Caribe effort...
by Alex Rast
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