18 Yrs Aged-Traditional Balsamic Vinegar

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Crafted in Modena, Italy and inspired by rare lots of 18 Year Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia, our Traditional 18 Year Style dark balsamic has everything you would expect in a world-class balsamic: the perfect balance and structure of sweet and sour, notes of prune and caramel with a creamy texture that extends into a long finish. Made with an exceptionally high percentage of Italian Lambrusco, Sangiovese and Trebbiano grapes that are slowly cooked to create the highest quality grape must base. The must is then combined with barrel aged Sangiovese wine vinegar to start the acetification process. The end result is the most premium example of an extremely high quality balsamic condimento that pairs well with almost every olive oil in our store. A staff and customer favorite and our bestselling product.


OIL PAIRINGS: EVOO, Black Truffle, Blood Orange, Persian Lime, Harissa

Excellent Complements

  • Vinaigrettes
  • Marinades
  • Reductions
  • Pasta
  • Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Tomato & Onion-Based Soups
  • Cheese
  • Sweet Treats
  • Leafy/Winter Greens
  • Sauces

Ideas for Use

  • Combine it with any olive oil to add complexity, depth, and sweetness to salad dressings and marinades.
  • It is an exceptional complement to fine cheeses, charcuterie boards, and Caprese salad.
  • Use it to finish tomato-based soups or sauces.
  • Drizzle it over grilled or oven-roasted fish, we especially like it with grilled salmon.
  • Use it as a glaze for grilled meats and vegetables.
  • Try it drizzled over caramelized onion and Brie flatbread.
  • Drizzle it over fresh fruit, ice cream, Greek yogurt, and baked goods.
  • It makes a bright statement when added to homemade jams and compotes.
  • It is simply the easiest way to add bold flavor to any dish.
45+ Olive Oils & Vinegars

What makes our Olive Oil special?

  • We always have fresh olive oil every 6 months. Olives are only harvested once in each hemisphere. With our connections to small farms in the Southern Hemisphere, we are able to take advantage of a 2nd growing season which allows us to provide you with fresh olive oil every 6 months.


Customer Reviews

Based on 67 reviews
Tammy Esparza
The best!

Lot 22 provides a high end balsamic vinegar that has aged to perfection. It’s sweet and has a thicker consistency. I use it for my balsamic vinegar and oil salad dressing along with several other uses in my kitchen.


This is by far the best dark balsamic I've ever enjoyed! I'm so glad to have found it and share it often as gifts.

Sheryl Howell

Love this balsamic

This Company Is The Best!!!

This is one of my favorites of the many delicious vinegars from Lot 22. And I love that Lot 22 is a local business with outstanding customer service. Lots of great options, high polyphenol olive oils, often from local groves, helpful and welcoming shop! I've tried nearly a dozen of their vinegars, and this traditional is among my top two favorites.

connie keller
18 Years Aged-Balsamic Vinegar

Excellent product. I paired this Balsamic Vinegar with the Tuscan Herb Olive Oil as a gift for someone who loves salads and French Baguettes. It was perfect!