This is an olive oil I am tempted to drink in a shot glass. It is so yummy. Sometimes I pour a drizzle on a thin sesame cracker and revel in its lovely flavor.
For introducing me to the pleasures and necessity of high quality olive oil and to Tenuta di Capezzana in particular - truly an outstanding olive oil to be savored and a must have for my pantry along with Seka Hills or Katz for cooking.
Treat yourself to this fine quality olive oil, as a staple in your pantry for salad dressings and special meals. Elegant, easy on the palate and distinctive. Worth the price point.
I am constantly trying new olive oils and I would have to say this is the best one to date. The other oils such as the 2011 Frantoio di Sommaia Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2011 Titone Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and the 2011 Frescobaldi Laudemio Extra Virgin Olive Oil are all great as well but not quite as good in my mind. I love the perfect balance of buttery sweetness with the lingering yet light bite of pepper it finishes with.
I love Italy! The language, the people, the scenery, the art, the food . . . did I mention the food? And fresh-from-the-tree olive oil is the best! For years you couldn't get that olive oil here; everything was old and tired and tasteless. But Tenuta di Capezzana is almost as good as sitting among the olive trees. Green, fragrant, tasty . . . molto bene!