Balsamic Vinegar Taste Test – Nob Hill Aged Special Reserve

February 5, 2011


This is an excellent everyday balsamic vinegar

Name – Nob Hill Trading Company – Aged Special Reserve Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

First Taste Thought – Delicious!

Well, I now have a new favorite everyday balsamic vinegar.  I was very pleasantly surprised when I tasted this.  I am usually very skeptical of products that don’t list their ingredients.  However this turned out to be one of the tastiest and most versatile that I have found yet.  It has a nice sweet balanced flavor with just the right touch of vinegar.  This is perfect for salad dressings, reductions, glazes and more.  It is also the least expensive balsamic that I have found that could be used for fruits and ice creams as well (although not as good as the thicker more expensive versions).  I highly recommend this as an excellent everyday value.

My Three Words – Sweet, Smooth, Perfect

My Rating – (10/10)

More Details:
Labeled Rating –
Certified consorzio Aceto Balsamico Di Modena
Years Aged – Not Listed
Ingredients – Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
Acidity –
Contains Sulfites –
Details –
Bottle –
Glass with wood cork
Size –
8.5 fl. oz.
Retail Price –

Description – It takes special care and years of aging in oak barrels to create our exceptionally smooth, naturally mellow vinegar.  We use only the finest Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes from the Modena Region of Italy.  These grapes produce a delicate yet complex balsamic vinegar that captures the essence of the heart of Italy.  It can be used to enhance the flavor of meats, fish, raw and cooked vegetables, and as a delightful addition to salad dressings.  Excellent as a topping for fresh fruit and vanilla ice cream.

Best of luck,

Balsamic Vinegar Guide

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Florence Anderson June 7, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Where can I purchase Nob Hill Trading Company – Aged Special Reserve Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and/or Acetum – Aceto Balsamico di Modena – Black Label, 4 Leaves?

Your Host June 8, 2011 at 11:55 am

I know that you can get it Raley’s grocery store. Hope this helps!

Cyndee Grace September 19, 2011 at 8:01 pm

How can I purchase Nob Hill Balsamic wholesale for my restaurant?

Linda July 15, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I would like to know if Nob Hill Trading Company’s Aged Special Reserve Balsamic Vinegar of Modena contains salt. I am supposed to be on a salt-free diet due to heart condition.
Please email reply. Thanks so much.

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