Perfect for young, full-bodied
(more than 12 percent alcohol), complex red wines that
are high in tannin.
This glass smoothes out the rough
edges, emphasizing the fruit, allowing wines to
achieve a balance that would normally take years of
aging to acquire.
The generous size of this glass
allows the bouquet to develop fully. The shape directs
the flow of wine onto the zone of the tongue which
perceives sweetness, thus accentuating the fruit and
de-emphasizing the bitter qualities of the
Product description:Each piece features Riedel trademark, hand polished thin rim.
The Cabernet glass is perfect for full-bodied, complex red wines that are high in tannin. The generous size of this glass allows the bouquet to develop fully, and smooths out the rough edges. It emphasizes the fruit, playing down the bitter qualities of the tannin, and allows wines to achieve balance.
Recommended for: Pomerol, St. Julien, Fronsac, St. Estephe, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Margaux, Pauillac, Montepulciano, Cabernet Franc, Pessac Leognan (Rouge), Graves rouge, Medoc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, St. Emilion, Bordeaux (red), Listrac
"It takes a great deal of efforts for a talented wine-maker to produce a good wine. These efforts can be ruined in no time if the wine is not served properly. The quality of the glass plays a crucial role here and Riedel produces the largest range of high quality glasses, specifically fine-tuned to fit the predominant wine varietals of the planet. Riedel makes it possible to fully appreciate all the nuances of aromas and tastes from the best wines of the world." -Michel Bettane
The Riedel glass designs are based on the exceptional characteristics of each grape variety, which in turn determines the shape, size and rim diameter of the bowl. The latest machine blown technology, in conjunction with the seamless pulled stem, offers a special design feature "architecture", which creates an indent in the bottom of the bowl, reflecting the light and adding another dimension to the lively color of wine.
Shop an extensive collection of the Riedel wine decanters, and a few of them that are exclusively made for Crystal Classics, not available in any other store.
"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." - Georg Riedel