Domori – Carupano
  • Our rating: 85.0% (1 review)
  • Company:
  • Cacao solids: 70%
  • Guide Price: $7.65
  • Description by: Seventy%
  • Production: Produced directly from beans by maker
  • Certification:
    • None
  • Ingredients:
    • cocoa mass
    • cane sugar
    • cocoa butter

Since 1840, this trinitario-type cacao has been cultivated in our plantation Hacienda San José.
Carúpano is the historic name of cocoa from the eastern part of Venezuela. It reveals aromatic notes of nuts, black pepper, grasslands and woods. It has a low acidity, a nice smoothness and a very long finish.

Domori – CarupanoChocolate Review Rating: 85.0% out of 100 based on 1 reviews.

Domori – Carupano

Domori – Carupano

Domori – Carupano


Hans-Peter Rot: 17-Jun-2008

Posted: June 17, 2008 by
SCORES Score/10 Weight
Aroma: 10%
Look/snap: 5%
Taste: 35%
Melt: 5%
Length: 15%
Opinion: 30%
Total/100: 100%
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Carupano looks sleek out of the wrapper, showing good sheen and lack of severe rippling that Domori’s low impact processing tends to impart. An auburn-orange color adds noticeable appeal, but the aroma is pungent and needs to breathe. It’s a light and nutty scent, tangy as well, with pepper highlights and a wonderful creamy quality that makes the whole scent appear luxurious.

Starting off somewhat raw as most Domori bars do, the flavor quickly matures. It’s a carbon copy of the aroma, launching cream and a pleasant tanginess that emphasizes bitter almonds with specks of black pepper. Nutty, too, the chocolate as a whole is very pleasant and slightly light but rich at the same time. Charming and quaint, it’s a flavor to be enjoyed in moderation to extend its elegant appeal.

Domori, of course, nails the texture, and thankfully so since anything less than super smooth would be heresy to such a well-dressed flavor. As lovely as it is, though, it does run the risk of becoming too heavily geared towards a “tan” orientation such as Valrhona’s Palmira or Dagoba’s Milagros, without any fruit or dark notes to counter the relative linearity. Perhaps it’s the creamy, buttery quality that helps, but surely we can sleep better at night knowing that after four years following its inception Carupano has remained virtually unchanged and overall an excellent chocolate.

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