This is a balanced oil with the right fruitiness, bitterness and a peppery pungent finish. You can taste the green olive along with a taste of almonds and grass. Not only does this oil have a long shelf life, it’s known for having very high polyphenols. Athletes like buying this oil for daily shots of health. This is a great well balanced oil for foodies and educated oil connoisseurs. It really does make a statement.