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12-Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar, 8.5 oz.

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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...Read More

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EXCLUSIVE 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.

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  • The best balsamic we’ve ever tried
  • Aged in oak barrels for 12 years
  • Features the complex, full-bodied character of a mature wine
  • Offers the perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors
  • Great for drizzling on salads, fruits, cheeses, desserts and more
  • Makes an ideal hostess gift
  • Made in Italy

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  • Manufacturer: Factoria Estense
  • Capcity: 8.5 oz. (250 ml)
  • Made in Italy
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Customer Reviews

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Best Balsamic & Worth Every Penny
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
November 10, 2011
I am addicted
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
January 12, 2011
Drizzle me on Vanilla ice cream
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
March 6, 2011
Simply divine!
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
July 16, 2013
My favorite vinegar
Ever since I found this vinegar at a vinegar tasting, I've used it exclusively in salads and on vegetables. A bit expensive, but worth it
February 5, 2014
MY FAVORITE VINEGAR
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
April 19, 2011
Excellent taste
This vinegar is so smooth & sweet. This can be used for desserts or a marinade or for dipping there is no way you can go wrong with it. It is worth it!
April 18, 2011
Goes on everything
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
July 9, 2013
Simply the best I've had for the cost.
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.
May 21, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great all around
Wonderful, delicious, complex, syrupy goodness. Great as a finishing balsamic, or adding intense flavor in cooked dishes and sauces. Great value for this excellent quality. And a great gift
December 11, 2013
 

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Why did you choose this?
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The least expensive great balsamic vinegar we have had.
Frank S on Apr 24, 2018
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! It has a sweet taste.
MICHAEL C on Mar 15, 2018
The least expensive great balsamic vinegar we have had.
Frank S on Apr 24, 2018
I love vinegar and oil on my salad and wanted to try the favorite.
ron c on Apr 10, 2018
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! It has a sweet taste.
MICHAEL C on Mar 15, 2018
have used it for years..
HELEN S on Mar 6, 2018
I sampled this balsamic in store last year and purchased a bottle. It's the best ever! I can't be without it. You just need a tiny bit. ummm!
Susan C on Feb 26, 2018
Bought it before. Love this product!
Anna T on Feb 14, 2018
I like it
DOUGLAS H on Feb 10, 2018
Called for in a recipe
Timothy D on Feb 7, 2018
beautiful aroma and taste. also pretty to look at in bottle
Wilma W on Jan 30, 2018
This balsamic has great reviews! I'm looking for a thick, rich balsamic and the reviews pointed me towards this one.
Kathleen O on Dec 13, 2017
A rich balsamic so good I use it alone as a salad dressing,
Lola G on Dec 11, 2017
Had some from a friend
Christopher S on Dec 11, 2017
the best
TRINA C on Dec 7, 2017
we have used for several years and is essential to several sauces.
Nelson S on Nov 27, 2017
Have ordered many times before, it is my favourite balsamic vinegar
Michele G on Nov 11, 2017
This vinegar is absolutely delicious!
ANDREA M on Nov 11, 2017
This makes any salad better than ever. can't live without this
Laurel L on Nov 9, 2017
The best ever. I use it every day to roast cherry tomatoes. Add lots of flavor with minimum calories.
Sherry P on Oct 31, 2017
The very best balsamic vinegar you can buy, particularly for the price.
Carol M on Oct 18, 2017
The comments were good about this being one of the best balsamic vinegars that they had ever tried.
Tonya M on Oct 9, 2017
It's the best one I've found in the area.
Linda E on Aug 29, 2017
Good price for well recommended product.
JENNY H on Aug 28, 2017
Have been a big fan of this name brand since the first time I sampled it in the store.... have been purchasing it now for well over three years
Thomas J F on Aug 27, 2017
Love this balsamic!!
Cheryl C on Aug 22, 2017
i use in cooking
Trinh N on Aug 22, 2017
great taste and flavor
Melissa G on Aug 17, 2017
good value
Curtis M on Aug 17, 2017
Very good product
YU-LIN L on Aug 14, 2017
Great flavor.
Suzanne P on Aug 13, 2017
Delightfully thick and sweet.
DENYSE C on Jun 23, 2017
Its a gift for parents
Zachary P on Jun 23, 2017
I've purchased this several times and I absolutely love it. It is the best around.
Nicole D on Jun 12, 2017
Best I have ever had. Been using it for years.
ART O on Jun 6, 2017
reviews from other people
Nancy A on May 14, 2017
I've had it before and loved it.
Benjamin H on Apr 15, 2017
really tasty
Maria M on Mar 28, 2017
delicious, delicious, worth it
P H on Mar 18, 2017
Wonderful in a salad with olive oil.
Bridgette C on Mar 16, 2017
The thickness and flavor is amazing. Great for salads, dips, ice cream, strawberries, etc.
carolyn f on Feb 18, 2017
The finest tasting 12-year aged balsamic vinegar we've tried. Best of all, it is always reasonably priced.
Sherry O on Jan 30, 2017
Previous purchase. Bought for a friend that I know will love it.
Cherie J on Jan 25, 2017
Good reviews, fair price, curious to taste it.
Will B on Dec 31, 2016
Good reviews.
Stacey T on Dec 28, 2016
I have bought this before. Almost out, need to get another bottle!
Sophie R on Dec 26, 2016
had it before and it was delicious.
Kelly C on Dec 20, 2016
Yummy!
Lisa F on Dec 15, 2016
Best. Balsamic. Ever.
Valerie R on Dec 4, 2016
Another Sur La Table Italian Cooking Class recommendation, we can't live with out it
Kathleen C on Dec 4, 2016
It is the bet Balsamic Vinegar
DANIELLE P on Dec 3, 2016
This is the best balsamic .perfect for fruit,salad, meats... a little goes a long way
regina k on Nov 30, 2016
I love vinegar and oil on my salad and wanted to try the favorite.
ron c on Apr 10, 2018
have used it for years..
HELEN S on Mar 6, 2018
This product contains LEAD?

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
How should I store this balsamic vinegar? Just bought my first bottle and wondered if I should refrigerate after opening? It will probably take me a while to get through the bottle.
A shopper on Jun 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I just keep it capped in a kitchen cabinet, darkened/shaded/cool, away from heat, as I, too, have it on hand for quite a while, as I use it most judiciously because it's such a delicacy. It keeps forever in such conditions. Never gave it a thought to refrigerate as it might thicken too much to pour from the bottle. Over the several years I've had this luscious condiment on hand simply storing it in a cabinet out of the light and heat seems to have maintained it quite well ofver time. It is indeed such a treasure to have on hand for all dining and/or gourmet occasions. I never tire of this product and treasure and savor every single drop to the bottom of the bottle.
I've still one near-empty bottle on hand and another stored that I've not yet opened. Thanks for asking. Enjoy it to the max! So flavorful and delectable and rich and thick! It's a fabulous product! Wish I could afford the even more aged such balsamics from Sur La Table! This works just fine for my modest budget. Enjoy! (: db
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
Does this product contain sulfites?

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Does this product contain sulfires?

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LAURA T on May 6, 2015
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.
Is this vinegar syrupy?
A shopper on Jan 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, its a lovely consistency been my go to for years. Drizzled on all savories and vanilla ice cream too.
Also a great value and friends love when they receive it as a gift.
Hope this helps.
Is this actually real modena balsamic vinegar? the price tells me no..
A shopper on Apr 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This vinegar is produced by Fattoria Estense and carries the "IGP" logo and certification as true Aceto Balsamico Di Modena IGP. The IGP designation can only be (legally) used by producers who meet the Italian government official requirement that the mixing of raw materials, processing, refining and ageing in wooden containers must take place in the geographical area that makes up the administrative province of Modena. There are no other guarantees regarding sourcing of the components, so a lot depends on the integrity and goals of the producer. Only you can determine whether or not you like the taste of this particular Balsamic. To me, personally, I think it is excellent.
As this is an IGP balsamic, I haven't seen anything mentioned in the description if there are any added caramels, flavors, or preservatives (these are legally permitted in IGP balsamics). Are there any in this product?
David S on Dec 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Here is the list of ingredients: Concentrated grape must, wine vinegar. Nothing else!
 

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