QANTU OH LA VACHE

DARK MILK 60% CACAO - PIURA

Origin of cocoa: Piura, Peru


Eye: golden pale brown.

Nose: dried fruits like plum.

Palate: honey, caramel, raisins.

Finish: moderate fruity. Persistence: 10 minutes of happiness after each bite.

Ingredients: Cocoa beans, cane sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa butter

This bar pays tribute to the best of both worlds, the finesse of Peruvian white cocoa and the sweetness of Canadian milk. The result, astonishing milk chocolate which leads us to say - Oh la Vache! My chocolate is so intense, smooth, and full of flavors!


Shiny and homogeneous on the surface

Brown color **** (caramel-brown #754A21)

Aroma: floral, dried fruits, molasses, spicy with a zesty touch, orchid bouquet (the chocolate scents of Oncidium Sharry Baby, the light citrusy notes of Cymbidium Golden Elf, and the soft honey of Miltoniopsis Herr Alexander)

Mouthfeel: warm

Texture: rich creaminess


Snap: soft

Structure/Hardness: **

Texture: *****

Roundness: *****

Sweetness: ***

Aromatic finesse: ******

Acidity: ****

Astringency: *

Bitterness: *

Intensity: *******

Complexity: *******

Length/Aftertaste: ********


Flavor profile: the palate has an unusual personality right from the first impact with marked SOUR MILK savor which is the premium character of this tasting experience; contemporarily, the honey and molasses undertones guarantee its visitors, at first glance, sharp contrasts to open up "fruitful" perspectives of a different evolution for the interested taster. The midpalate doesn`t belong to a specific group of fruit. Meanwhile, the finish and the aftertaste are markedly vivacious reflecting Qantu`s skills and the exceptional quality of Piura cacao beans: grapefruit, black cup raspberry, herbaceous undertones, lilac flowers, ginger.


Let me ask you something, do you like and how do you eat Kumquat? I do like it and I enjoy the whole little "Chinese mandarin" in one bite to find the maximum tastiness. The closure of this gustatory journey is the exact replication of Kumquat aftertaste: sour, tangy, and surprisingly appetizing.


To describe it as complex milk chocolate is partly wrong and partly simplistic because the palate is full of dark-like lasting tasting notes and I dare you to find anything as sensorially challenging as this. Bravo!


Direct link: Qantu Oh La Vache!


Values expressed in stars from 1 to 8. If the bar is extraordinarily close to perfection, I can go up to 10.