#Pemete Athens, Greece- Flying Olive Farms team in Athens Greece starting EVOO organoleptic tasting! (Short version with pictures.) Why the fashionable blue glass? The cobalt blue masks the color of the olive oil, preventing it from influencing your assessment.
From our picture you can read we aren’t quite up to 28C (the official temp) to bring out the aromas of the oil but we got there!
Once the oil was warm we smelled the EVOO for pleasant or unpleasant sensations. Olive fruit, apple leaves and grass verses vinegar, wine, tart, earthy, musty, rancid….
The mouthfeel of each oil tested is assessed according to its intensity, flavor and quality and must have a fruity aroma with no defects. What are the defects you ask? metallic, dry leaves winey-vinegary, acid, brine, earthy, brine, greasy, cucumber, muddy, rancid or rotten… and for the good stuff- are grassy, fresh, fruity, peppery, buttery…
The feel on the palate should be smooth, fluid and not greasy.
No spitting, save that for the wine they say- not me!. 🙂