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Manicardi Balsamic Vinegar 3 Barrel #12 - 8.5 oz
Manicardi Balsamic Vinegar Three Barrel (formerly #12) comes to us from the Manicardi farm in Castelvetro.
The Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has a precious and intense flavor thanks to its natural ingredients. The natural flavor of Balsamic Vinegar is obtained during the time inside casks of different woods like cherry and chestnut. Through the time in the wood, each wood's unique flavor infuses the vinegar. The result is an intense essence that enhances the flavors of foods, both simple and complex. The Balsamic Vinegar of the acetaia is recommended for salads, steamed vegetables, omelets, and roasted meats. For a special treat, dip slices of Parmigiano-Reggiano in this aged balsamic.
True balsamic vinegar is aged a minimum of six years and is traditionally made in Modena, a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Manicardi's assortment of balsamic vinegars includes many different quality levels, which are denoted by a number, reflecting increasing aging and quality. We carry Three Barrel, Argento, and Oro.
Packaging is changing and may not indicate the number 12. Condimento quality.
? Condimento quality balsamic vinegar
? Aged balsamic
? Use for salads, steamed Vegetables, omelets, and roasted meats
? a great value in a balsamic, caramel may be added
? 250 ml
Condimento quality balsamic vinegar
Aged balsamic, now called 3 Barrel
Use for salads, steamed Vegetables, omelets, and roasted meats
a great value in a balsamic, caramel may be added
250 ml, 8 oz
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13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Excellent Balsamic Vinegar at an amazingly low price.Jan 17, 2010
By Wood Wren
To be honest, for the price, this is very good Balsamic Vinegar. I know that the price is rather low for quality vinegar and I was a bit leery of that aspect being a firm believer in that you get what you pay for. In this case that old saying just did not apply. As inexpensive as this is, the quality is actually quite high.
I use quite a lot of this stuff in my cooking and a very large number of my salad dressings have this as an ingredient. It would take an extremely sophisticated taste to tell this product from the more expensive vinegars and for everyday cooking I find that this Manicardi #12 more than fits the bill. Frankly, I was rather amazed at what I got for my money here.
Like all Balsamic Vinegars, it takes a bit of experience to know where the cut off point is and where too much is too much...this product is no exception to that rule. A light hand at first is the best policy.
I highly recommend this. You get the taste you want, the essence, without having to sell off an expensive piece of jewelry each time you cook or whip a salad into being.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Terrific TasteJun 06, 2010
By E. Cash
I purchased this as a gift for my wife for Mother's Day. She learned about it from a cooking class she took. We use is sparingly, but the taste is tremendous. It is better than any other balsamic vinegar I've ever had and I lived in Italy for 2 years. I highly recommend it if you want to spend this much on a product like this.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
This is ordinary grocery store vinegarJul 25, 2011
I purchased this Balsamic Vinegar hoping that it would be similar in taste to D.O.C. qualty, 12 year old vinegars. I knew by the price that it wasn't actually aged, otherwise it would have cost four times more. Unfortunately, there was no similarity between a good quality Balsamic Vinegar and this product. I even had a blind taste test to prove it.
There is a chain of stores called Oliviers & Co. that sells a $35 bottle of Balsamic Vinegar that is ten times better than this product. I would also recommend Colavita's vinegar over this brand for 1/3 the price.
Finally, it is customary for fine vinegars to have the number of years aged on the label or in the name. For these guys to call the Balsamic #12 is rude and misleading. For that reason alone I would add caution to your purchase..
5 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Not the 12 Year AgedSep 10, 2010
By Aaron C. Chan
I ordered this from Amazon and it was fulfilled by Olio2go. The bottle that came wasn't the 12 year aged vinegar. It was some cheap substitute instead that was runny and no better than the balsamic I can get at a convenience store. I don't know if the item is simply incorrectly stocked or if Olio2go is truly trying to pass off this terrible imitation for the real stuff, but order with caution.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great Value for the Price, Full FlavorOct 22, 2010
This is a great taste of Italy. Perfect for the price. This makes the best salads! I'm so glad to have found this here.Manicardi Aged Balsamic Vinegar #12 I'm a happy customer!
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