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.