DetailsFamed for their vibrant pink color and long, stick-like legs, the Flamingo is an immediately recognized bird. Equally distinctive is Riedel's Flamingo decanter - though it's not at all pink. Handmade only by Riedel's top master glassblowers in the finest lead crystal, Flamingo has a broad, bulb-shaped base and an exaggerated long and slender neck reminiscent of the legs of the bird for which it was named. The extended neck has a lip that shears off at an acute angle and both characteristics provide an easier pour. The base thoughtfully features a very deep punt that accommodates the entire thumb, while allowing the remaining fingers to securely cradle the outside of the decanter. This design provides perfect stability and control when pouring, but also catches sediment and reinforces the strength of the decanter. And for those who prefer their Flamingoes pink, Riedel suggests a nice bottle of Rose.
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.
- 23-5/8" H, with a 66.25 ounce capacity