Absa Top 5 Olive Oil Awards 2014: results
By Christian Eedes, 16 October 2014
Rio Largo Premium Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Intense),
Rio Largo Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Medium)
Groote Vallei Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Medium)
Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Intense)
Willow Creek Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Medium).
SA Olive and Absa instituted the Top 5 competition in 2013 as an extension to the annual SA Olive Awards. The Absa Top 5 olive oils were selected from the ranks of this year’s SA Olive Awards top achievers.
The tasting panel led by Mauro Amelio – an accredited panel leader and international olive oil expert from the National Association of Olive Oil Tasters (ONAOO) in Italy – was comprised of South African industry specialists Gerrie Duvenage, Reni Hildenbrand, Louise Rabie, Robert Claasens, Leonard Arangies and Benedetta Lami.
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