Don Bruno Sherry Vinegar--Opinions?
I'm new to sherry vinegar, and I recently bought a bottle of Don Bruno Vinagre de Jerez for $4.99 (12.7 fl. oz.), which was the only brand I could find in my neighborhood. I tasted a bit and thought it was pretty good--the flavor being very sharp and somewhere between red wine vinegar and balsamic.
Has anyone else tried Don Bruno? What other brands would you recommend?
does the label say how long it was aged? at that price, my guess is that it's a young bottling which would explain the sharpness. i prefer the ones that are classified as "Reserva" - they've been aged for at least 2 or 3 years and the flavor is mellower and more developed. you'll pay a few bucks more per bottle, but it's money well spent. see this thread from last year for more details:
if it doesn't say Reserva or Gran Reserva, it was only aged for a maximum of 6 months. that's not long enough to mellow & develop the flavor.
if you can find the Columela Reserva i mentioned in that other link, it's a solid product that's pretty easy to find if you have a Whole Foods Market or upscale grocery nearby.