Picholine Single Estate Olive Oil (California)
L.A. International Competition Silver Medal Winner
This is very unique oil made from the French Picholine olive variety grown in cool, coastal California. It is quite bitter, but is also very fruity and pungent, so the balance is good. It has a nice mix of nutty in general, almond specifically, and buttery, ripe fruit flavours. Dominating the flavour, though are primarily the characteristics of strong dark-green herbs, with green apple, mint, cinnamon, woodiness, and chili pepper.