These are the tasting notes for the 2020/2021 Fuenquesada harvest
05-01-2021. Fuenquesada Olive Oil.
A gourmet olive oil such as Fuenquesada has many nuances. Don't miss the tasting notes of our 2020/2021 harvest as they will give you an idea before you sample it!
Perhaps this is the first time you have heard of them or maybe you have found them for craft beers or wines. In any case tasting notes for select products have been around for a long time. They take the form of a graph with a range of tastes and their predominance scales which has been drawn up by professional tasters; it gives us precise information on the tastes and nuances of the product.
In order to draw up the tasting notes of our extra virgin picual olive oil we have consulted professional samplers of extra virgin olive oil. They assess each one of these tastes and the scale to which it corresponds for our gourmet olive oil.
At a glance it can be appreciated that the most outstanding aspects of our picual oil, which is considered to be upmarket, are its average to high fruitiness, its slight bitterness, and its average spiciness. This gives it a balanced taste. It has predominantly green nuances (green wood and aromas recalling the leaves of the olive tree and the tomato plant and to a lesser extent green apples and banana skins).
There is but a token presence of astringent tastes (those associated with unripe fruit) which create a certain dryness and bitterness in the mouth. Neither will you find sweet touches as the emphasis is on spicy and bitter tastes as we have mentioned.
No two harvests of extra virgin olive oil are the same; but they may be very similar. Professional tasters have told us that the 2020/2021 Fuenquesada harvest closely resembles the previous one, which was awarded 4 international prizes by professional panels of judges.
Are you going to miss this sensory journey to get to know a true gourmet olive oil? You have the road map; now you just have to start out. You can purchase Fuenquesada at our online store in different formats and also at specialised stores whether physical or online.