What is the best black caviar? – is the most difficult question.
It is important to remember that taste of caviar depends on its quality, and thus to feel the real taste of caviar, it must necessarily have a high quality.
Black caviar is a natural product. It is obtained from sturgeons of various breeds and ages and from different habitats, and the number of its species, colors and flavors can be endless. Most people are wondering how to choose the best out of this diversity? What kind of caviar is “the best”? Which one is the “most delicious”?
Of course, beluga is the most rare fish, and therefore the most expensive, but it does not necessarily mean “the most delicious”. Maybe at this point a specialist would recommend sevruga caviar, which has superior taste and quality among the all caviars including beluga from today’s available range. It all depends on what kinds of caviar are currently available to you. This means that the bigger assortment you have, the more chances for you to get the best quality caviar. Everyone has his or her own standard of what he or she considers to be delicious depending on his or her personal taste and preferences – it all depends on your taste and mood, this is very individual.
There are generally accepted gradations to describe a taste of sturgeon caviar but it rather speaks about differences than about the taste:
Beluga caviar is different from the other kinds because of its large size, low fat, almost no smell, very delicate taste and slightly nutty aftertaste.
Sturgeon caviar is perhaps the most interesting because it has a wide variety of flavors. It often has a slight taste of silt or iodine, and sometimes both, there is a lot of fat and it can have light fishy smell and long slightly tangy aftertaste, or cream flavor with nuts – this is the most unpredictable caviar.
Sevruga caviar is the smallest and fattest; commonly tastes a little intrusive but has its own unique unlike anything taste with a touch of iodine and light fishy smell, but there are lots of people who prefer it to beluga caviar.
Generally there are also exceptions from the rules when caviar has unusual to its type specific tastes and colors and aromas. Therefore, even when you have already decided what you love, do not stop trying different caviars and you may discover something new for yourself.