Riedel Amadeo Decanter #1171
- 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: 8w x 3d x 14 1/2h (in)
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Capacity: 53 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
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by Ben A.
The Amadeo decanter has an incredible "wow" factor - as a gift, it's sure to get "oohs" and "ahs", and it's beatiful crystal, almost like a piece of art. But the functionality of the decanter is not as good as more traditional decanters. You need to turn the decanter almost upside downto get the wine to pour out, and it's a very delicate piece of glass. I think this is a great product for special occasions, but I wouldn't recommend it for everyday use.