Our most popular balsamic—the best we’ve ever tried! From the Modena region of Italy, this exceptional vinegar is aged in oak barrels for 12 years, developing the complex character of a mature wine. Full-bodied, woody flavor with notes of dark cherry offers a heavenly accent to almost any food, sweet or savory.
Perfect for marinades, salad dressing, finishing sauces, and so much more. Drizzle over prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe or a wedge of Parmesan for an unforgettable party platter. Or try adding just a touch to fresh fruit or ice cream for a decadent, unexpected dessert. Makes an ideal hostess gift for your favorite food aficionado. 8½ oz. Made in Italy.
This balsamic is like a great wine, smooth, delicious and a highlight of any meal. I use it on salad, for dipping and even on fresh fruit. I never even use salad dressing anymore, instead just using a little of this balsamic as a finishing touch
Want something diffrent to impress your plain vanilla ice cream? This 12year balsamic is the way to go! Thick and sweet it will also shine on salads, pork loin, or even a chunk of Parm reggiano as a late night snack. The price is worth it and it makes a great hostess gift for your next dinner party
I had walked by this bottle of balsamic vinegar several times and never took special notice of it. My family and I already had our preferred balsamic of choice for our meals at a price point of approximately $10.
One afternoon this balsamic was available for tasting, and it changed everything. It was rich, syruppy (sp?), had layers of flavor and came to be the best balsamic vinegar I had ever tasted. I had to have it, so the price of $29.95 was what I was willing to pay.
I began a mission of drizzling it on everything. It had enough integrity to stand up to every dish I prepared, including blended soups, something that was not accomplished by previous, lower-grade balsamics. My husband noticed significant benefits in the quality of this balsamic as well: flavor, richness, sweetness, and the the fact that we could use less of it per serving (giving us more flavor per ounce). For these reasons, he didn't mind that we were spending more per bottle for this high-end product. It proved itself to be worth every penny
After buying this, I can't go back to other vinegars. It's thick, sweet, and syrupy. This vinegar is equally delicious in sweet and savory applications. HIGHLY recommend (despite the high price tag). A great hostess gift as well
I bought this balsamic vinegar because a friend highly recommended it. And he told me how well it went with ice cream. Who knew! As soon as I opened the bottle, I fell in love with it. The aroma! And the taste - smooth. I love it on ice cream (vanilla or chocolate) and on fruit. Exquisite
I took the gnocchi class and the instructor suggested putting it on one of the finished dishes. I fell in love. Now it goes on pizza, pasta, fresh tomatoes, fruit, you name it. Thick and syrupy- still a great buy for the price. It's like nothing I've ever tasted
I was introduced to this Balsamic in one of my Sur La Table classes. We made a reduction sauce with diced Fuji apples to use over pork or grilled salmon. My wife and I prefer using this Balsamic over salads over any other we have tried. It is simply great. The only Balsamic I had that compared was one a friend brought me directly from France that had been aged 18 years.
We have used this Balsamic brand for years and first tasted it at Sur la table. Originally we bought the 10 year old version, as I had a hard time understanding why two more years of ageing would add so much to the price. Once I tasted both, side by side, I understood the difference and have used nothing but this one ever since then. While it is expensive, nothing is better!
Are you serious? That is insane. I can't believe people will consume this knowing that it contains LEAD!!
A shopper on Dec 23, 2012
Best Answer:All balsamic and red wine vinegars contain naturally occurring lead. Most balsamic and red wine vinegars have lead levels equal to or less than 34 parts per million. An average person would need to consume 1 to 2 cups of balsamic or red wine vinegar per day to reach the Proposition 65 lead level minimum threshold, which includes a 1000-fold safety margin.It appears that there is some controversy about where the lead comes from that is found in vinegars. Some say that is from lead that is naturally absorbed into the grapes from the soil. There is some feeling that the lead might happen during the manufacturing process. Neither of these theories have been proven. It does not appear that it has to do with the glass bottles
Best Answer:Yes - according to the label the vinegar does contain sulfites. It does not specify whether they are naturally occurring or whether additional sulfites were added as a preservative. Sulfites are sometimes added to products that are fermented (wine or vinegars, for example) to stop the fermentation process or to preserve the product after bottling. According to our FDA, products containing more than 10 PPM (parts per million) of sulfites must be labeled as such.
According to the bottle labeling it does indeed contain sulfites. Saw no references to sulfires. Contents labeled as: concentrated grape must and wine vinegar and indicates it does contain sulfites. It's nonetheless, far as I'm concerned, a high-quality product that I keep on hand for all types of food preparation. Take care. DeLana
Is it $29 for 3 bottles or for one of the balsamic vinegar?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2011
Best Answer:I paid $29.95 for the tall skinny bottle in the center/back of the three in the image. It was/is worth every single penny because it is much richer and thicker than a standard, mainstream store-bought balsamic. It is packed full of flavor as well. I have drizzled it on soups and added it to hot apple cider as well. Typical usage is for salad dressing. It is so high-caliber that it has become our balsamic vinegar of choice
A heavenly accent to almost any food, these balsamic vinegars are our favorite. From the Modena region of Italy, they are aged in oak barrels and have the complex flavor of a mature wine—rich, woody character and notes of dark cherry. Each is 250 ml and are priced at $29 for one bottle.