Oro Bailen Reserva Familiar Picual 2.5L Tin

Oro Bailen Reserva Familiar Picual 2.5L Tin

SKU:
BLN-17-T-EE03
$54.95

A consistent front-runner on the international award-circuit, including the prestigious Mario Solinas awards, this is not your ordinary Picual. A truly outstanding oil in a first class of its own, this extra virgin olive oil is produced in the olive groves located in the foothills of the Sierra Morena, the northern mountain range in the province of Jaén. Harvested at the beginning of November at their optimal point of ripeness, this oil has exceptionally high organoleptic characteristics, making it stand out above other oils due to the intensity of its fruity flavor and the complexity of its aromas, which include tomato, apple, banana, green almond, fig and freshly cut grass. Herbaceous and fruity, it is an exceptional balance between bitter and spicy.

Pairs Best With

Bitter Green Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Red Meat, Aged Cheese, Soups & Stews, Pizza, Pumpkin Soups

Recent International Awards

2018 NYIOOC - Gold Medal

2017 London IOOC - Platinum
2017 NYIOOC - Gold Medal
2017 Olive Japan - Gold Medal
2017 Oil China - Gold Olive
2017 Sol D'Oro - Bronze Medal
2017 EVOOLEUM - Score: 96/100

2016 Olive Japan - Gold Medal
2016 Athena IOOC - Gold Medal
2016 Lorciolodoro - Gold Medal
2016 Oil China - Silver Olive
2016 Zurich IOOC - Bronze Medal

2015 Mario Solinas - 2nd Finalist Intense Green Fruitiness
2015 Leone D'Oro - Best Olive Oil Intense Fruitiness
2015 Copenhagan - Top 5 Medium Fruitiness
2015 L’Orciolo d’Oro - Grand Mention
2015 Olive Japan - Gold Medal
2015 Expoliva - Best Picual
2015 NYIOOC - Gold Medal
2015 TerraOlivo - Top 10
2015 Oil China - Top 5
2015 Flos Olei - 98/100

container_country:
Spain
container_region:
Andalusia
container_size:
Tins
container_intensity:
Robust, Robust Harmonious
container_fruit:
Green
container_style:
Monovarietals
container_varietal:
Picual
container_cert:
Kosher
container_ptype:
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
container_awards:
NYIOOC 2018
container_uses:
Dipping
container_pair:
Bitter Green Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Red Meat, Aged Cheese, Soups & Stews, Pizza, Pumpkin Soups
linked_SKUs:
15BLN03,BLN-T-EE03,BLN-B-EE06,BLN-B-EE00,BLN-16-B-EE00,BLN-16-B-EE06,BLN-16-T-EE03,BLN-16-T-EE03,BLN-17-T-EE03
container_harvest:
Fall 2017 (NEW)
TYPE:
Extra Virgin
SIZE:
2.5 Liters (84.5 oz)
REGION:
Andalusia, Spain
VARIETAL:
Picual
POLYPHENOLS (mg/kg):
523
HARVEST:
Fall 2017
PRODUCER:
Oro Bailen

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Producer Profile

Galgon 99 SL

Galgon 99 SL
Located in the town of Villanueva de la Reina in the province of Jaen, Galgon 99 SL is sited in the province‰'s Sierra Norte in the foothills of the Sierra Morena, a Mediterranean forest full of a wide variety of flora and fauna. Owned and operated by the Galvez Gonzalez family, they are able to oversee the various phases of production, providing full traceability, from the formation of the fruit on the tree to the final packaging, ensuring an excellent quality product.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Buy Olive Oil Online?

It is a proven fact that in just eight hours of close exposure to strong fluorescent lights, a bottle of olive oil packed in a clear glass bottle will be totally destroyed having lost its color, flavors and aromas. While oil packed in a dark glass bottle offers considerably better protection, it too becomes vulnerable when exposed to strong light and can be completely destroyed in less than a week, which makes purchasing olive oil in a supermarket a less than desirable prospect.

Beyond that, the vast majority of the oils sold in the USA have inadequate or even misleading labels. The consumer is given little to no information as to where the oil was actually produced or from what variety of olives it was made, but most importantly, WHEN the oil was harvested.

What Are Some Of The Best Olive Oils?

Simply put, the best olive oils are extra virgin olive oils. However, adulteration of extra virgin olive oil is a hot topic in the past and present, and many studies continue to examine the contents inside a bottle of olive oil. This problem still persists in the industry, especially at the supermarket level.

That's why we created Olive Oil Lovers: to bring some of the world's best olive oils from the most trusted producers to the U.S. market. All of our producers are quality driven in their manufacturing practices. We also conduct an intensive screening of every producer and product on our site - often visting their estates and seeing their practices first-hand - and accept only producers who meet our high standards. To go the extra mile, all of our imported oils are proven extra virgin through chemical analysis in accordance to strict European Union regulations. Therefore, you can trust that any oil you purchase with us at Olive Oil Lovers will be genuine, 100% extra virgin olive oil.

How Long Will Olive Oil Last After The Harvest Date?

There are two dates that producers may choose to print on a bottle, using either one or both. The "Use By" date is what our producers put on their products to say, "use when at its freshest quality." The taste and quality of the oil doesn't typically diminish over time though, unless it's open and exposed to oxygen.

The "Harvest Date" is when the olives for the oil were actually picked and crushed. This date can be any time between late October to mid-December for the Northern Hemisphere, and these new harvest olive oils begin to arrive in the United States in February and March the following year. For oils from the Southern Hemisphere, from countries such as Chile or South Africa, harvest occurs any time between late April to mid-June.

When Is Olive Oil Considered Past its Prime?

While this answer can vary depending on the olive variety, time of harvest, and how the product is stored, in general an extra virgin olive oil will retain much of its flavor and aromas for 18-30 months in an unopened container. However, any exposure to light and/or oxygen will begin to degrade the oil. Once opened, olive oil should be consumed ideally within 1-2 months, with a maximum of perhaps 4-6 months. When purchasing a 3L or 5L tin, if the oil is typically not consumed within this timeframe, we recommend decanting the oil into smaller, sealed containers and storing in a cool, dark place.

Olive oils with higher polyphenol counts will have a longer shelf-life. Higher polyphenol numbers are the result of both the olive variety and when the olive was harvested. Green olives harvested early in the season produce less oil, but have higher polyphenol counts than oils from ripe olives. You can find the polyphenol counts for many of our extra virgin olive oils listed on their product page.

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