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More EVOO recommendations

by Jim Grow » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:55 pm

I found a couple of interesting EVOO's thru this forum. They were the Academia Barilla Italian EVOO dated 06/2012 and the Bariani Early Harvest California EVOO harvested Oct. 2011 and bottles Dec. 2011. Both were good but now I'm looking for something more intense with good acidity and not necessarily fruity but maybe some earthyness or minerality. Are those characteristics that can be found in olive oil? Those two mentioned were not cheap (as an old friend would say "cheap meat is for the dogs") but something in the 20-30$/bottle would be O.K. Thanks for any opinions/recommendations.
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Re: More EVOO recommendations

by Mark Lipton » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:11 pm

Sicilian olive oils can be quite interesting for the same reasons that Sicilian wines can (volcanic soils). If you can find the olive oil of Arianna Occhipinti, give it a shot (Envoyer fine wines was selling it last year and this vendor is selling it now). More easily located is "Frantoia," a Sicilian olive oil from a bigger operation. These are still quite fruity, but there's more going on in them.

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Re: More EVOO recommendations

by David Creighton » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:08 pm

one of the best but expensive is moulin de bederrides. its a provence oil and typically rich and soft.
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Re: More EVOO recommendations

by Jim Grow » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:43 pm

Thanks guys. I'll look into all of these.

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