METAXA 12 Stars – an intimate tasting
This week, a select group of London’s leading lifestyle press and opinion formers joined Clementine Communications for a METAXA masterclass at the stylish St James Bar, Sofitel London St James.
During the evening, the iconic Greek Spirit House showcased its flagship expression METAXA 12 Stars with tastings guided by the gifted METAXA Master Costas Raptis – providing guests with an insight into the heritage and craftsmanship of the brand.
METAXA 12 STARS TASTING NOTES
The unique smoothness of METAXA 12 Stars is an expression of exceptional craftsmanship. The radiant amber spirit invites the drinker to explore the depth of its character and elegant nature. Subtle fragrant notes of toasted oak wood, fruits and spices, are the concentrated aromatic first impression that tingles the senses. Dried flowers and spicy herbs, coffee and chocolate work together with dried prunes and orange peel, offering a velvety, silky feeling. Once sipped, memories of dark cocoa come in to enrich the experience, spiced up with a touch of playful liquorice, the awakening tanginess of dried orange, all rounded up with a kiss of honeyed figs and prunes. A hint of spice and orange peel come in for the rewarding finale of a story told through fascinating notes.
ABOUT CONSTANTINOS RAPTIS, METAXA MASTER
Ever since the House of Metaxa came to be in 1888, the signature smoothness of METAXA has been the ultimate responsibility of a single Creator at a time. Today, Constantinos (Costas) Raptis is the fifth Metaxa Master since the inception of the House. He is the man who guarantees the continuity of the authentic character of METAXA. As the designated keeper of the House’s secrets on taste, Costas masters the arts of selecting, ageing and blending that give life to the extraordinary smoothness of METAXA. His talent is unique in the world of spirits. Costas Raptis’ devotion to METAXA began more than 30 years ago when he joined the House fresh out of the University of Athens, with degrees in Chemistry and Oenology, and a passion for wine. Throughout the years, Costas Raptis has signed a number of the creations of the House of Metaxa, including METAXA 12 Stars.
Explore the METAXA 12 Stars campaign on dontdrinkexplore.com, on METAXA Facebook Page and by following @metaxa.official on Instagram & @METAXA_official on Twitter.