DetailsThe Riedel Black Tie Decanter is 'free blown', meaning the glass blower forms it by hand without the aid of a mold. A rod of black crystal (colored by manganese oxide) is introduced while the glass is molten. The length of the hollow glass piece is determined by the arm span of the glass blower. Only an extremely talented glassblower can successfully sculpt these creations, and each decanter is slightly different and one of a kind. Classic, curved, and arguably crucial to wine enjoyment, Riedel's Black Tie decanter makes decanting a joy from poured in to pour out.
Decanting old wines, just a few moments before they are served, helps to ensure that the wines clarity and brilliance are not obscured by any deposit that may have developed over time. Decanting young wines several hours before they are served gives the wine a chance to bloom and attain a stage of development that normally requires years of aging.(Thoughts on decanting by Christian Moueix)Measurements
OriginGermanyImportant information for California residents.
- 16-1/2" H, with a 69 ounce capacity