ÉSOPHY & METAXA
A CELEBRATION FOR THE SENSES
Together with the House of METAXA, we introduce an exclusive, customized chocolate pairing experience that is all yours to enjoy. Exploration is deeply rooted in the values of METAXA, since the inception of the House. From blending and mixing, to bringing out the intricate notes of aged wine distillates and the Muscat wine of Samos, the Metaxa Master Constantinos Raptis constantly seeks new ways to experience taste in different levels.
Chocolate is for him one of the best companions for the precious METAXA spirits he creates to unfold their character in an expressive way. An interesting chemistry occurs, where chocolate brings out all the notes locked inside the heart of METAXA, creating a beautiful symphony for the senses.
At ÉSOPHY we are driven by the motivation to create the most inspiring chocolate. We shares the values embedded throughout METAXA’s long history: a combination of quality and ethos, an exploration of taste.
For us, METAXA had always been a source of inspiration. When the House of Metaxa invited us to develop the chocolate recipes that could ideally complement Constantinos Rapti’s creations, in the first such customized pairing to ever take place, we happily accepted the invitation.
Constantinos Raptis guided us in discovering the refined notes locked inside METAXA, and we, in return, translated them in four unique chocolate flavors based on the distinct character of the two Master’s finest creations, METAXA 12 Stars and METAXA Private Reserve.
METAXA 12 Stars – Chocolate Set
DARK CHOCOLATE WITH CARDAMOM & FIG
This chocolate has a unique profile that balances fruit sweetness & spices. This intriguing tasting experience begins with the uplifting aroma of ground cardamom. Then, vivid aromatic fig notes provide a little kick, perfectly complementing the chocolate’s taste. The recipe is developed specifically to enhance the spicy notes found in METAXA 12 Stars, while the sweetness of the figs balances the taste and offers a more fruity aftertaste.
DARK CHOCOLATE WITH ORANGE & BALSAMIC
This chocolate is intense and full bodied, well balanced between the flavoursome orange extract and the acidity of balsamic vinegar. It has a mature profile that makes it ideal for an after dinner pairing with METAXA 12 Stars, enjoyed neat. Orange peels aromas, chocolate bitterness and spices develop in the aftertaste of this fulfilling pairing.
METAXA Private Reserve – Chocolate Set
DARK CHOCOLATE WITH SPICY APRICOT
A spicy dark chocolate made with 73% dark chocolate and apricot extract. This is a chocolate for those who like the combination of fruits with a bit of heat. This intense recipe is a bold pair to the peppery notes of METAXA Private Reserve, as the flavours of apricot combine well with the notes of dried fruits and honey of the spirit. The chocolates’ combination of aromas emphasizes the contrast between the spicy aromas of intense pepper and the sweet and mild notes of honey and dried fruit, revealed in METAXA Private Reserve.
DARK CHOCOLATE WITH WINTER SPICES
This is a dark chocolate that will hit you with an intense spicy flavour from the moment it starts to melt. An exciting combination of different warm spices, where the flavours and aromas are constantly evolving. When paired with METAXA Private Reserve, the flavours do not overpower each other. The overall impression creates a new flavour, highlighting the spicy notes of the spirit and softening the bitterness of the chocolate.