The alluring Mamba, the latest design by Maximilian J. Riedel, is redolent of a sleek mamba snake. As the wine flows through every bend it is double-decanted, “opening up” upon entering the decanter, achieving what would take hours of decanting in a typical bowl-shaped carafe.
Following the serpentine Eve decanter, the Mamba channels the vigor of the famous Black Mamba, the world’s fastest snake. Mirroring the snake’s poised upright stance, the Mamba’s coiled base creates a series of air pockets which “charge” the wine as it moves towards the elegant upright neck upon pouring. While the wine makes its journey through the curvaceous glass, the Mamba emits a gurgle – an aural reminder of the decanting accomplished by the force of the wine passing through the vacuum created in the Mamba’s base.