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Original Beans – Beni Wild Harvest 66%

A wild Beni produced by Felchlin for Original Beans, but to a different recipe than is used with Felchlin’s own “Cru Sauvage”.  A little confusing perhaps but with a few less than inspiring re-moulds of Felchlin’s clas...
by Stuart Robson
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Amano – Dos Rios 70%

The finish of this example has clearly seen better days.  There are a number of shipping scuffs and marks that mar what seems to have been a typically well handled finish from Amano, with only the expected swirling and a coupl...
by Stuart Robson
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Valrhona - Ampamakia 2010

Valrhona – Ampamakia 2010

The 2009 Ampamankia could have been seen as something of a hard act to follow, and while little improvement has been made in 2010, Valrhona has succeeded in losing very little of the charming character that made last year’s b...
by Stuart Robson
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Valrhona Ampamakia 2010

I always look forward to Ampamakia, or at least I have done for the last few years, and we are off to a good start here with a lovely red-brown colour and a finish one would expect from the world’s leading fine chocolate prod...
by Stuart Robson
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Amano – Madagascar 70%

Amano have been building an enviable reputation over the last few years and there can be little doubt that it is well deserved. The previous batch of their Madagascar I tasted was, at the time, the best of their range and offer...
by Stuart Robson
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Domori – Rio Caribe

As you would expect from Domori’s current line, the finish here is near perfect; a deep reddish brown with little to no bubbling and a lustrous shine. The snap is bright and clean. The aroma is beautiful, complex and insta...
by Stuart Robson
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