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12-Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar, 8.5 oz.


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

4.8 / 5.0
32 Reviews
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I consider this vinegar a little gift from heaven. I use it mostly for salad dressing, or a last minute addition to something rich like spaghetti sauce. Love it and have given it as gifts.
April 18, 2019
1 year ago
Best balsamic vinegar, smooth wonderful flavor.
March 13, 2019
6 months ago
Hands down, the best.
I've tried several "gourmet" balsamic vinegars, but this brand is, by far, the best. Thick, slightly sweet -- perfect for drizzling on roasted Brussels sprouts, salads or even strawberries!
January 13, 2019
8 months ago
best Balsamic Vinegar
I have been buying this 12 year aged Balsamic Vinegar for years. I have tried several other brands but can't find anything that compares to it in the price range either from local oil and vinegar stores or online. Wish they would put it on sale.
August 13, 2018
1 year ago
My favorite drizzling balsamic. Definitely not for anything where you will be applying heat. I used this tonight along with some mid-range sherry vinegar on a tomato salad, and it knocked our socks off. I’ve had my bottle for a couple years... it may soon be time to buy another!
August 2, 2018
One of the best Balsamic Vinegars ever!
It's become our favorite balsamic vinegar - great flavor and consistency. You really can taste the difference!
June 26, 2018
1 year ago
Expensive but an excellent value for what it is.
This is a really excellent balsamic vinegar that compares to others that are priced much higher.

While expensive, it’s the lowest priced balsamic that has the thick consistency and sweet flavor that, IMHO, balsamic vinegar should have.
May 29, 2018
1 year ago
My favorite Balsamic
Rich and thick stays where it is added and the taste is divine!
May 28, 2018
1 year ago
Love this balsamic
I’ve been buying this balsamic vinegar for a few years now. It has become our favorite, it’s thick and syrupy and has a wonderful flavor. Amazing with ice cream!
March 18, 2018
1 year ago
Great Balsamic
This balsamic is thick and rich, just as we were looking for. It is so good drizzled on salad or crostini.
January 4, 2018
1 year ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Bought before and like it
Leslie N on Aug 16, 2019
It looks good
Angie I on Aug 7, 2019
Bought before and like it
Leslie N on Aug 16, 2019
Had it before. Spectacular flavor
JANET S on Aug 11, 2019
It looks good
Angie I on Aug 7, 2019
Best balsamic and a great value, been buying it for years!
Donna Y on Jul 11, 2019
to enhance a myriad of foods.
Wendy B. on Jul 9, 2019
LOVE this balsamic! GREAT anywhere.
Leigh A on Jul 5, 2019
best balsalmic
Ellen B on Jul 3, 2019
This has become our favorite balsamic. Slightly thick, rich and delicious!
Michelle G on Jun 27, 2019
I love this Balsamic. I have been hooked on it for years now. Fantastic flavor
Jennifer G on Jun 24, 2019
Great Flavor!
Patricia V on Jun 20, 2019
great flavor and consistency!!
Flora L on Jun 17, 2019
It is delicious and perfect to add as a dressing or on veggies.
Sue H on Jun 15, 2019
Most delicious Balsamic ever. Best over top of food—even fruit. Don’t waste this yummy stuff in a dressing!
Robert C on May 29, 2019
It's very flavorful and has a rich texture, without being a glaze. The 12-year aging makes a difference, and with a few other ingredients it makes the perfect salad dressing. I try to keep an extra on the shelf so I don't run out.
Susan J. M on May 16, 2019
I've had it and it's delicious. The fact that there was a sale prompted me to buy more bottles! Perfect for the upcoming tomato and mozzarella season!
kelly c on May 16, 2019
Thick and yummy. Just the best.
Sheila S on May 1, 2019
The best balsamic ever!
Pamela B on Apr 27, 2019
I buy this all the time
Susan B on Apr 25, 2019
It had good ratings. I wanted to spend more wisely to find a better product. I am learning lots of new things about cooking/baking/techniques.
Karen Gonzalez on Apr 24, 2019
This is a gift and my recipient always makes her own salad dressing.
Lisa H on Mar 7, 2019
Aged balsamic is the best version to purchase when you're buying balsamic.
Jennifer D on Feb 25, 2019
So far I think it's very good for the price. It's a perfect for dipping and salad dressing.
MYNGOC P on Feb 19, 2019
Best ever balsamic!
Judith C on Feb 9, 2019
These are gifts for my son in law who is an awesome chef
Lisa B on Jan 28, 2019
Good reviews!
Alex B on Jan 25, 2019
Love to cook and have had this in the past.... really like it.
Beverly S on Jan 18, 2019
Excellent quality for special dishes.
Linda H on Jan 10, 2019
the best balsamic vinegar!!
Nancy F on Jan 5, 2019
Have used before. Our favorite so far.
John B on Dec 26, 2018
Great quality
Edwin B on Dec 20, 2018
looked good
John S on Dec 20, 2018
dan h on Dec 19, 2018
My daughter in law wanted a good quality aged balsamic and I thought you would most likely sell something of this sort.
Rebecca S on Dec 17, 2018
This is my favorite balsamic vinegar so I thought I would send to my brother for Xmas
Donna M on Dec 15, 2018
because its a great product
Arlo W on Dec 14, 2018
Reviews on your website
Robert E on Dec 10, 2018
The aged ones were extremely more flavorful
Charles H on Dec 7, 2018
Tried it at a party. Good stuff for the money.
Jim S on Dec 1, 2018
I got it before and loved it.
Tina Y on Nov 26, 2018
Our favorite aged balsamic! We buy it over and over again!
Erica R on Nov 26, 2018
This aged balsamic is incredibly delicious and the only one I purchase for all of my cooking needs.
Emma W on Nov 22, 2018
On a recommendation from a friend that used to work at Sur La Table.
Kathi H on Nov 18, 2018
The best I've ever had!
Susan M on Nov 12, 2018
I've used it for years and it's the best.
Michelle B on Nov 11, 2018
exceptional product...been using it for years
Diane S on Nov 2, 2018
good flavor
Kenji H on Oct 29, 2018
Bought it before...The best!
Wayne H on Oct 16, 2018
I just visited Italy and loved their Balsamic and wanted some for my home but not to ship 6 bottles at once.
Julia J on Oct 16, 2018
Have purchased this item many times, tried other Balsamics but this is the best, naturally thick from the 12 year aging.
Michele G on Oct 15, 2018
I have been searching for this aged balsamic vinegar for awhile now and Finally it’s here at Sur La Table. 12 year aged vinegar is no doubt on my mind that it is the BEST tasting vinegar at this price.
Michael H on Oct 15, 2018
Had it before. Spectacular flavor
JANET S on Aug 11, 2019
Best balsamic and a great value, been buying it for years!
Donna Y on Jul 11, 2019
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?


Does this product contain sulfires?

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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