Friday, October 1, 2010

Pralus Columbie

Manufacturer: Pralus
Cocoa Content: 75%
Manufacturer Website
Rating: B

Today's tasting is a Columbian dark chocolate bar from Pralus's "Pyramide des Tropiques". The chocolate is deep mahogany in color with ruby highlights. The initial flavor up front is bitter chocolate with some roasted notes. There is a moderate amount of acidity present with some blackberry. Espresso, hazelnuts and bitter herbs are also here on the palate.

Chewing the Pralus Columbie brings forward a spice note along with a mushroom/earthy flavor. The chocolate has a smooth mouthfeel with an almost buttery richness. The finish has a bitter herbal note with fruit jam. The Pralus Columbie is well balanced between bitter notes and acidity. Unfortunately, there isn't enough cocoa richness to carry the bitterness, which becomes a bit too vegetal in character for my tastes. Overall this is a decent chocolate, but I've had much better from Pralus recently.

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