Riedel O Magnum Decanter #1381
- Enhances the enjoyment of wine with drama and flair
- Ensures old wines' clarity and brilliance
- Allows young wines to bloom and develop
- Mouth-blown from lead-free crystal
Size: 15 1/4h (in)
Weight: 4.2 lbs
Capacity: 81 ounces
Riedel recently began the process of converting all of its glassware from lead to lead-free glass crystal, and eventually all of Riedel's glassware will be lead-free. We compared lead vs the lead-free (Sommelier Bordeaux Grand Cru glasses side by side, and found it difficult to distinguish between the glasses. It seemed like the lead-free glasses had thinner stems and rims, while the 24% lead glasses seemed slightly heaver in the hand. There was no discernable difference in the balance, clarity or construction of the glasses.
Ratings & Reviews
It's a great decanter. Red wines really mellow in it. Only downer is when you pour, it leaves a big drip on the spout. Use your finger to get it off or you have a stain on the tablecloth.
The magium decanter is beautiful and great!
by Shannon -
Although admittedly expensive, this decanter looks and feels so elegant. We've tried several decanters and anything that holds two bottles of wine is bound to be heavy and a bit difficult to handle. Not this one. The weight is so evenly distributed and with the thumb/aerator in the bottom, you don't even notice the weight. It's height makes it so sleek-looking and it always gets commented on. Gave it to friends as a thank you gift and after we saw it in person, immediately purchased one for ourselves. Highly recommend.
I use these Riedel decanters for my catering business, because they create a great "wow" factor at the table.
Form and function
I looked a few different Riedel magnum decanters while shopping around.
This one stood out for its towering elegance and pronounced punt.
The punt at the bottom assists with aeration.