DetailsThis unique magnum sized duck-shaped decanter has a funnel-like neck for pouring wine in and a wide body that allows for excellent oxidation. Comes from the Vinum Extreme collection by Riedel. Exposure to the air will awaken flavors and aromas in older wines and soften astringent flavors in young wines. When wine is oxidized, hosts can pour glasses through a narrow spout in the decanter's "tail." As with the majority of Riedel's fine wine glasses and accessories, this elegant decanter is mouth-blown of 24-percent full lead crystal, which shows wine's natural brilliance and clarity. The decanter stands 6-3/8 inches tall and holds Height: 52-7/8 ounces, which equals two bottles of wine. 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 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
OriginGermany Important information for California residents.
- 6-3/8" H, 52-7/8 ounce capacity