I am kind of happy that I am not really balsamic fan, real or the fake ass shit. I have too many other expensive tastes to spend money on. I don't hate on it, just don't love it either. 25 yr old on parm shavings is nice, but to be honest I would rather just eat the parm on its own.
I get my 15 year "real" baslamic from the tap... my Italian store imports it, no name brand, and sells it on tap if you have a bottle... so it's cheap compared to name brands. The only ingredient is must. If it has "vinegar" added or caramel color, it's not real. Only ingredient should be "grape must." Some of the expensive stuff will still be cut with red wine vinegar just to add some acidity (real aged stuff is sweet and syrupy) but the coloring is a red flag, it is not aged. This one is aged 15 years and is must only.