DetailsThis Riedel Merlot decanter gets a thumbs up for beauty, value and functionality. This crystal decanter features a classic rounded base with sensual lines. Decanting exposes the wine to more oxygen, thus allowing the bouquet to open up and mature, while the wines complexities are further enhanced. The process of decanting also allows any sediment to fall to the base of the decanter. Nobody knows Wine like Riedel from stemware to decanters, Riedel crystal is prized for it's quality and the way it enhances the enjoyment of fine beverages. Hand washing is recommended.
I prefer to decant wines, both young and old. It is a sign of respect for old wines and a sign of confidence in young wines.
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.
- Height 9-1/2" tall, 34-1/4-ounce capacity