- Strikingly elegant shape for decanting red wines
- Hand blown, fine crystal decanter
- Decant young wines several hours before they are served giving the wine a chance to bloom and decant old wines just a few moments before to ensure that the wines' clarity and brilliance are not obscured by any deposit.
- Capacity: 31 3/4 oz.
- Hand washing recommended.
Details: “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)
The Riedel Duck Decanter is an elegant hand-made crystal decanter that has a capacity of 31 3/4 ounces and is perfect for decanting red wines.Made in Austria by the world's most renowned wine-glass maker (Riedel Crystal, founded in 1756), this strikingly graceful decanter is blown from crystal. It holds 31-3/4 ounces, perfect for one bottle of red wine. While the most common use of a decanter is to prevent sediment in an aged red wine from spoiling the wine's clarity and brilliance, some authorities also recommend decanting young red wines to give them the opportunity to bloom. In either case, this spectacular decanter inspired by the shape of a duck contributes a breathtaking elegance to a dinner table. Standing 5-1/8 inches high at the handle, it measures 13 inches from "tail" to "beak." Riedel crystal is used in fine restaurants all over the world and thus must stand up to frequent trips through a dishwasher. But because lead crystal has a soft surface, Riedel recommends this decanter be hand washed. --Fred Brack