• Our rating: 91.9% (2 reviews)
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  • Cacao solids: 70%
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  • Description by: Stuart Robson
  • Production: Produced directly from beans by maker
  • Certification:
    • None
  • Ingredients:
    • Cocoa mass, Cane sugar

Rio Caribe: dried fruit, ripe fruit, currants, tobacco and chlorophyll. Excellent roundness and great persistence.

Domori – Rio CaribeóChocolate Review Rating: 91.9% out of 100 based on 2 reviews.

Domori – Rio Caribe

Domori produce a masterful interpretation of a highly distinctive Venezuelan variety. This is perhaps the most successful bar in a single origins series of exceptional quality, where it seems each bar is highly indicative of the beans used.

Reviews

Georg Bernardini: 18-Feb-2012

Posted: February 18, 2012 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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Rio Caribe is one of my favourite cocoa bean from Venezuela. there is a wide range of chocolates made with this beans in the market.
The version of Domori is almost a masterpiece in my eyes.

Aroma:
Intense, complex and richly varied. Dried fruits, plum, red berries, raisin and lightly tobacco.

Look/snap:
As always you can trust in the perfect finish of a Domori chocolate. deep mahagony brown, no bubbles and perfect shine. very nice and clean snap.

Taste:
Full body taste with a great development of all the aromas. Perfect balance of sugar and cocoa. Pleasant sweetness with great character of the Rio Caribe cocoa. As Domori add no cocoa butter the chocolate is not too fat and very digestible.

Melt/Lenght:
Slow and smooth melt, not at all sticky or greasy. The lenght is great.

With this chocolate Domori mark a benchmark for chocolate made with beans from Rio Caribe. The chocolate united all the best from what you expect from a high (world) class chocolate. It worth any penny of the price.

Stuart Robson: 28-Nov-2010

Posted: November 28, 2010 by
SCORES Score/10 Weight
Aroma: 10%
Look/snap: 5%
Taste: 35%
Melt: 5%
Length: 15%
Opinion: 30%
Total/100: 100%
INFO
Best before:
Batch num:
Source:
Supplied by:

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¬†instantly enticing with red fruits, most notably cherry and raspberry backed by mixed nuts, wine and a somewhat toasted quality¬†often found in Domori’s work.

The initial flavour is of slightly acidic currants, but soon mellows to persistent red fruits led by raspberry and lent body by light raisins and some subtle plumy notes. The light toasted cashew note found in the aroma resurfaces beneath the berries to add depth, before subtle yellow fruits and cut grass finish a beautifully balanced progression.

Textually the bar shows all that can be gained from omitting any additional cocoa butter; rich flavour delivery and a near perfect, slow and smooth melt with no sign of any waxiness. There is the odd undissolved particle which seems to be a common trait where Domori are concerned, it isnt overly distracting however.

Domori have produced a quite masterful take on this variety, Rio Caribe at its best; a deeply enjoyable bar showing a complex array of heady, full bodied flavours that are at once bold and complex, yet somehow soothing and melodious.

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