The Spanish makers of extra virgin olive oil, Castillo de Canena, based in Canena (Jaén, Andalucia), have received yet another award, one more to add to the many they have received over recent years.  This one is just about the most prestigious yet!

In the 2012 edition of the  Flos Olei, the definitive Italian olive oil Guide headed up by Marco Oreggia, Castillo de Canena  receives an amazing 97 points out of a possible 100 – the highest number of points given to any of the 1000 olive oils reviewed.  Flos Olei, considered the olive oil equivalent of Robert Parker’s guide to the world of wine, had already awarded the Jaén based olive oil 96 points in its 2011 edition.

Marco Oreggia’s well known guide to the world’s best extra virgin olive oils has a very strict evaluation process, which is based on detailed tastings of olive oils produced in as many as 20 different countries.

If you fancy learning more about Spanish olive oil and only have a day to spare then our Taste of Catalonia Gourmet Day Tours can be personally customized to include visits to some of Catalonia´s top olive oil producers to sample some of the best olive oils in Spain!