12 Year Dark Barrel Aged Italian Balsamic

Our 12 Year Dark Barrel Aged Italian Balsamic from Modena, Italy.  If your bottle label is red and reads “A-Premium” then this is the one!  Produced in the traditional Modena style and aged at least 12 years in various wood barrels with an acidity of 6%.  Our “A-Premium” 12 Year Dark Aged Italian Balsamic makes is more tart and thinner in consistency as compared to our 18 Year Traditional Balsamic (“Traditional”).  Our 12 year balsamic pairs extremely well with any of our Ultra Premium EVOO’s or flavor infused/fused Olive Oils. Nice and tart, perfect for any vinaigrette or marinade.

Suggest Olive Oil & Balsamic Combinations

All ultra-premium EVOO’s, flavored olive oils and specialty oils.

Suggested Proteins

Beef, Pork, Poultry, Wild Game, Waterfowl, Lamb, Fish, Seafood

Suggested Vegetables

All vegetables

Other Applications

Cheese, fruits, desserts……

Recipes Using 12 Year Dark Barrel Aged Italian Balsamic

Our 12 Year Dark Barrel Aged Italian Balsamic can be used in any recipe calling for a balsamic vinegar. Using our products is super simple and if you can use a tablespoon, which we know you can, then you can master any application. We highly recommend viewing our TIPS & TRICKS page for helpful ideas. If you need further inspiration please check out our RECIPE PAGE. Most importantly, experiment and have fun!

Balsamic Reduction Method

Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type


By author

EVOO Marketplace


  • 1/4 cup Aged Italian Balsamic (EVOO Marketplace)


Step 1
In a medium sauce pan add balsamic and heat over medium to medium-high heat with continuous stirring. Note: the goal here is to reduce the balsamic to a consistency just thinner than desired thickness. A 1/4 cup in a medium sauce pan will reduce within 3-5 minutes. It is normal for the balsamic to foam and bubble as it reduces.
Step 2
Immediately pour hot balsamic into a glass bowl and place over another larger bowl containing ice. Stir continuously until balsamic cools, 3-5 minutes. As the balsamic cools you will notice it thicken significantly.


When performing a balsamic reduction you really want to start with the “good stuff” such as what we offer at EVOO Marketplace.  The majority of “Balsamic Vinegars” sold in the grocery store and other imposter shops are nothing more than red wine vinegar, sodium, corn syrup and/or molasses.  If you attempt to reduce these the awful aftertaste will only be amplified.

A true balsamic reduction as described in this method is perfect as a glaze for various meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, or drizzled over your favorite ice cream.


12 Year Dark Barrel Aged Italian Balsamic Nutritional Information

Serving size 1Tbs, Calories per serving = 25, Fat Calories = 0, Total Fat = 0g, Sodium = 5mg, Total Carbs = 5g, Sugars = 5g, Protein = 0g.  Acidity 6.0%.

Ingredients: Cooked grape must, Mother (required to commence acetic acid fermentation), naturally occurring sulfites from grapes. SUGARS & SODIUM ARE NATURAL FROM THE GRAPES.  NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, NO CARAMEL COLORING, NO SWEETENING OR THICKENING AGENTS!  GLUTEN FREE!

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Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 3 × 3 in

2 reviews for 12 Year Dark Barrel Aged Italian Balsamic (A-Premium Red Label)

  1. Metra

    This stuff is amazing! I love that it not only tastes great but does so with out any additives. I was visiting CO (from CA) when I came across their store, we tasted various flavors and now buy regularly from them (it’s great they ship!). Some other favorites are peach, apple, traditional, and blueberry.

  2. Carol

    Amazing! It doesn’t even compare to supermarket balsamic vinegar. Pricey vinegar but worth every penny

    • ninerrdo

      Thank you for your feedback. It’s hard to compare pricing when purchasing an authentic product. Our balsamics are authentic meaning they’ve been aged at least 12 years without sugar/corn syrup additives or caramel coloring as found everywhere. No comparison, enjoy! Mike

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