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Sur del Lago 70%

by Domori
Info Details
Country Italy   
Type Semi-Dark   (70%)
Strain Sur del Lago   (Criollo-Trinitario)
Source Venezuela   
Flavor Naked   
Style Classic      
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A palate buster; thoroughbred Olympian in size. Once it hits stride, barely veers off-course, running centerline chocolate. Far from a whirlwind or force that’ll blow you away, but simple (sometimes the hardest to achieve), dependable, & loyal.
Appearance   3.8 / 5
Color: auburn brown
Surface: nicks, cuts, & rough edges; blisters on the back
Temper: glassine
Snap: loud, sharp, tight; sanded break wall w some differential color
Aroma   8.1 / 10
stays big well after it’s out of the wrapper: direct descendent of Domori’s SdL 100 except clearer reds (especially plum) & more cocoa, while the rest of aromatics (notably sweet almond) recess under sugar; rubdown a tangy barnyard
Mouthfeel   13.4 / 15
Texture: full-bodied w/out heaviness
Melt: easy
Flavor   44.3 / 50
red rain comes pouring down in an ode to Peter Gabriel (strawberry / plum / monster raisin) -> blueberry cuts thru, countered by oak-‘n-almond action for expert contrast which deepens & darkens to roasted cocoa -> brown sugar triggers a sweet chocolate bang & locks-in... calm, steady, & strong -> hits cream splattering coffee, licorice, pepper, & tobacco -> chocolate-almond ending
Quality   17.6 / 20
F3 (focused flavor factor): simple linear depth & assertive balance on deep centerline chocolate. Fairly true ferment cycle &, by Domori standards, pretty hot roast (still cooler than almost all the rest).

  

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