DetailsDrawing on the superlative skills of Riedel's glassmakers, the Ultra Magnum decanter is simultaneously beautiful and superbly functional. Its broad belly and flared neck look handsome and unusual, showing wine to its best advantage. In action, these features increase wine's exposure to oxygen, resulting in improved flavors and more developed bouquets. The piece is comfortable to grip and graceful to pour with, thanks to its cut and polished rim. Mouth-blown in Germany by renowned craftspeople, the decanter is made of full-lead crystal for exceptional clarity and brilliance. It stands 9-1/2 inches high and holds 70-1/2 ounces at full capacity. Riedel recommends washing it by hand. 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)
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.Measurements:
CareHand Wash recommendedOriginGermany Important information for California residents.
- 9-1/2" H, with a 70.5 ounce capacity