Labooko - Dark Chocolate - Vintage 2016, Dry AgedLabooko
As an anniversary special, we are introducing the 2016 Vintage, a superior cuvée made of dry-aged fine flavour cocoa, which we have aged for a year in order to mature its aroma. It is a blend of 5 fine cocoa varieties from 4 different countries, and of course the legendary Criollo is part of the mix. Selected by Julia and Josef Zotter and transformed, bean to bar, as well as roasted using the innovative SNR method, into an extraordinary best-of-2016 chocolate with a classic 75% cocoa content. An anniversary wonder - best of organic, best of cocoa, best of Zotter.
Conching time: 24 hours
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Cocoa (cocoa mass and cocoa butter): 75% minimum
Traded in compliance with Fairtrade standards: cocoa mass°, raw cane sugar°, cocoa butter°
Weight: 70 g
Zotter's focal point is on variety, quality, and innovation with a strong infusion of creativity, sustainability and 100% organic and fair trade quality with physical traceability.
So much thought goes into the making of this chocolate, and it is evident both in packaging and taste. This for me ranks among the pantheon of chocolate's all-time greats!
I'm generally a big fan of dark chocolate but this blew me away. It is very smooth and not chalky like many high % dark chocolates and I had to eat it bit by bit so that it lasted for a bit longer!! The enclosed slip which provided instructions on how to savour it was particularly helpful! Would definitely get many many more! Exquisite!
I was curious about this dry-aged cocoa bar and bought one to try. What a masterly blend of 5 cocoa varieties from 4 different countries. Enjoyed it so much that I'm ordering 3 more!