Atutahi Olives
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Observatory

Tasting Notes Archive

Tasting Notes

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2012 Barnea Blend  Bronze Medal 2012 NZ EVOO Awards
This delicious golden oil is blended predominantly from Barnea olives with Manzanillo, South Australian Verdale and a hint of Tuscan.  It is a mild, well balanced fruity oil, with aromas of fresh herbs, artichoke, melon, citrus and pomegranate.
 
2012 Frantoio/Leccino  Bronze Medal 2012 NZ EVOO Awards
A classic Tuscan blend of Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino, this gorgeous fresh green fruity oil is harmonious, well balanced and herby, finishing with a peppery hit with overtones of rocket and radish.
 
2011 Barnea Blend  Gold Medal 2011 NZ EVOO Awards
This delicious oil is blended predominantly from Barnea olives with Manzanillo, South Australian Verdale and a hint of Tuscan.  It is fresh, complex and well rounded with moderately intense fruity aromas balanced with herbaceous and nutty flavours and a following peppery hit. 
 
2011 Frantoio/Leccino Silver Medal 2011 NZ EVOO Awards
A classic Tuscan blend of Frantoio and Leccino and Pendolino, this is a harmonious, well balanced medium fruity oil of excellent quality with aromas of green leaves and fresh herbs finishing with a pungent peppery aftertaste.
 
2010 Barnea Blend Gold Medal  2010 NZ EVOO Awards
This delicious oil is blended predominantly from Barnea olives with Manzanillo, South Australian Verdale, Leccino and Pendolino varietals. It is fresh, complex and well rounded with moderately intense fruity aromas balanced with herbaceous flavours and a following peppery hit.   "Aroma was Kiwifruit and pears with walnut. A nice balance with green herbaceous peas" - Judging Panel, 2010 NZ EVOO Awards
 
2010 Frantoio/Leccinno Gold Medal 2010 NZ EVOO Awards
A classic Tuscan blend of Frantoio and Leccino with a splash of Pendolino, this is a harmonious, well balanced medium fruity oil of excellent quality with aromas of green leaves and fresh herbs finishing with a pungent peppery aftertaste. "Aroma was well balanced. Green herbs in palate which was watercress and parsley" - Judging Panel, 2010 NZ EVOO Awards