Cask master.

Unlike its younger chums, this aged balsamic is the stuff of dressing dreams. Made in the old world tradition, it’s tenderly aged in casks and sung to at least once a day (OK, we might have made that part up) for a minimum of 12 years. So while this may look like a single bottle, it’s a virtual flavor extravaganza that includes a whole array of wood notes like oak, juniper, chestnut and acacia. Each bottle has a unique texture and taste that plays well with both sweet and savory dishes (think strawberries-to-Pecorino) so it’s safe to go wild! Choose from 12, 15, and 25-year bottle options.