Lindy's Rating: 7.5
Richard's Rating: 7.0
The chocolate had a medium brown Bracken (PANTONE 19-1015) color and the bar had a hard snap. Taїnori had aromas of roast in the form of cocoa, a floral scent more typical of Ecuador than the Caribbean, and a nutty almond.
The flavor of Taїnori was sweet, and had a roast that tasted like toast to me and like cocoa to Lindy. We also both tasted fruit that we identified primarily as apricot. I experienced an almond flavor similar to that which we smeleed in the aroma. Lindy discovered a bread flavor as well.
As with most of the Grand Cru line, the melt was more smooth. The length was medium, with the flavor lasting 20 to 25 seconds after the chocolate was gone. The final aftertaste was slightly sour. I also tasted a slight acidity.
You can purchase Valrhona Taїnori 64% online for $6.99 directly from Valrhona or for $5.65 from Chocosphere for delivery in the U.S. For delivery in the U.K. (and Europe), you can purchase it online for £3.55 from Chocolate Trading Co.