Appearance: A glossy, warm red-toned dark chocolate. Firm snap. Good density.
Aroma: Very attractive, fresh juicy exotic fruits such as mango, papaya, banana with sweet-sour acidic edge to it and some cinnamon spice.
Taste: This chocolate continues to surprise, confound, intrigue… I have tasted it on at least five different occasions over the past two weeks and it would seem to have a kaleidoscopic range of flavours that change and change again. Sometimes the initial impression is distinctly vegetal: mangetout, asparagus, even dill; a sweetly green savoury flavour. Then it can and usually does follow a wonderfully lifted, vivacious mango, passion fruit and something elderflowery about it. To me this is a very dynamic chocolate; it varies so continually on the palate. Really very complex. It may not appeal to everyone and it is not a chocolate to be hurried; it requires time to taste. Very individual. Texture and melt are pleasingly refined. Length is moderately long.