I don't understand the overall rating for this vinegar. I have had other balsamic vinegar including fig. This product was nothing like I expected given my prior experience and especially given the description provided. I do not believe this vinegar was 'barrel aged' as stated. It was as thin as water. I was looking forward to the 'tart, fruity and sweet' taste. It was simply sour. In my opinion the product is totally misrepresented. I consider it to be a complete rip-off. Basically it is an inferior balsamic vinegar with added flavor which isn't enough to mask its poor quality.