February 18, 2012

Valrhona – Gran Couva 2010 – Georg Bernardini review

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Written by: Georg Bernardini

Gran Couva is already a “classic” bar and always from good quality. No negative surprises, but also not a high flyer.
In my opinion the chocolate should have more cocoa solid than 64% and, as it is a single plantation chocolate, Valrhona should not add vanilla to the chocolate.

The look is, like almost always for a Valrhona chocolate, very good. Nice shape, brown-mahagony-coulour, clean and strong snap.

The aroma is mild-sweet and of course you can taste the added vanilla, but also figues, toffee, mellasse and red berries.

The chocolate has a sweet taste due to the low cocoa solids. For me a little bit too sweet, but still ok and round.

The melt is again Valrhona-likley almost perfect. Slow, smooth and pleasant, the lenght ok.

In total this chocolate is a little bit too sweet, but with a nice aroma profile, balanced and round. A good chocolate to those who start the experience of dark chocolate.

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