Winner Great Taste Awards 2021
This year, Neolea has won not one, but TWO Great Taste Awards. One award for our extra virgin olive oil and one award for our citrus sea salt. Both have won two stars. Want to know what the jury had to say about our products? Then keep on reading!
Extra virgin olive oil
"A vibrant olive oil with notes of grass. A mellow oil that coats the mouth and then the bitterness hits at the back of the throat. There is a lingering peppery warmth. A good compromise oil that is neither too bitter nor too mellow.
This green-gold oil has a lovely grassy aroma. On tasting there is plenty of vegetal flavour coming through with a real freshness and a gentle hint of bitterness that does not overpower. The oil tastes fresh and young. It also has a delicious peppery finish that lingers. It would be very versatile as a finishing oil, a dip or in a dressing. This is delicious and we think worthy of two stars.
Good consistency with a colour that bodes well, and a bouquet of lawns and all that is green with mineral top notes and a sense of the warm sun too. There is a creamy butteriness to the texture, and this coats the mouth with all the flavours with a slightly earthy edge and gentle long lasting finish that is delicate, soft and satisfying.
Fabulous golden oil with an excellent fresh grassy aroma. A wonderful buttery mouthfeel releases fresh fruity bitter olives which wash over you in waves of delicious flavour and is finished with well judged rounded peppery notes - this is a very well produced tasty olive oil."
citrus sea salt
"An innovative concept. This salt has a wonderful, fresh aroma - zesty, bright and fresh. The salt is gentle but perfectly balanced with the soft rind. It would be a wonderful domestic ingredient and absolute magic in chocolate.
An intriguing looking sea salt which pieces of fruit peel within. The salt is clean flavoured and the citrus pieces deliver a bitter citrus taste. This is an interesting product that delivers delicious salt and fruit flavours in a visually striking format. We recommend some adjustment to the bitterness, but nonetheless, this is a very exciting and interesting product.
A vibrant orange sea salt, and you really get the citrus on the nose. This is really interesting. The citrus balances out any intense saltiness. Every mouthful offers something different, more salt, more citrus. Clever, innovative, great tasting.
So vibrant to look at as well as smell. Lovely texture from the crisp crystals and peel. A real freshness to it. Would bring character to many a dish."