The ultimate endpoint for Ultra Premium is to produce EVOO that has superior and distinguishable taste and sensory characteristics. Therefore, all Ultra Premium EVOOs must pass a panel of skilled tasters, not only being free from defects, but also possessing measurable bitterness, pungency, and fruity qualities.

7.1 Taste Panel
7.1.1 The Taste Panel must be an industry recognized or certified sensory panel    

Panel testing must find that the median of defects = 0 and possess the following minimum sensory evaluation scores:
Fruitiness ≥ 3.5
Bitterness ≥ 2
Pungency ≥ 2