I like really dark chocolates, but some can almost have no flavor as it is covered up by harshness. This is a lovely chocolate where you can taste the fruit. It has a luxurious mouth feel and each bite gets better. I would put this in my top 3. I highly recommend the 88% bar.
This is my absolute favorite chocolate bar. I always keep a stack of them at the house and have some squares daily. This chocolate has the perfect smoothness at high cocoa levels with a rich chocolaty taste. It's not very fruity, which is how I prefer my chocolate...I like a more rich and deep taste. That being said, I am very concerned with the new manufacturing of this bar. The bar is now thinner and has less snap to it, all things that I enjoyed in the old bar. The taste is still great however, only I can't forget the perfection that the bar used to be. FYI the new bars have a foil cover, so that's how you know you have the new style. Hopefully I grow to like the new bar as much as the old.
I'm a dark chocolate red wine combo fan, and it's rare that the chocolate bar I pick up is so perfect, and even more surprising that this bar was sub $4. Seriously,I don't know if there is another chocolate out there with 88% cocoa that tastes this smooth.