HCP Heirloom Cacao 15

Akesson’s Bejofo Estate, Madagascar

Provided by Akesson’s Organic

Designated 2018

Located in the Sambirano Valley, in the North-West of Madagascar, Bejofo Estate spreads over about 2000ha. Since 1920, it has produced world-famous aromatic cocoa, and today many of the top chefs & chocolate makers around the world use cocoa from this estate.

Email: retail@akessons-organic.com

Retailers

Akesson’s Single Plantation Chocolate Line
Alain Ducasse (FR)
Askinosie (made a special edition in 2018) (US)
Bonnat (FR)
Patrice Chapon (FR)
Chocolopolis (US)
Darcis (BE)
Marcolini (BE)
Pump Street Bakery (UK)
Rozsavolgyi Csokolade (HU)

Tasting Panel Notes

There is an immediate burst of a fresh tart citric fruit—sour cherry, citron, tart orange and lemon with a soft fleshy fruit side—apricot, soursop, guanaba.  The center taste has the emergence of a very mild cocoa / chocolate note but immediately supplanted by that same nut note as in the aroma along with some mildly astringent nut skins that are connected with a mild pepper piquancy.  Throughout this taste profile, there is an overlay of a caramelized sugar / panella / sweet toffee note.  The criollo parentage is certainly showing through!

USDA Genetic Profile

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