Ultima Classic Bordeaux Glasses Set of 6 #3257
Height: 9 inch
Capacity: 23 oz.
Set of 6.
Glasses so strong, IWA backs them for 10 years!
- Machine made beautiful lead free crystal
- Break-resistant with 10 year warranty
- Streamlined contemporary bowl design
- Dishwasher safe
- Made in Europe
Ratings & Reviews
Warranty is a sham
We bought several Ultima glasses for all of our different wine needs and eventually some breakage occured. The company refused to honor the warranty citing any excuse to blame our handling of the glasses. We had breakage issues just from polishing the glasses from the stems breaking to the glass breaking in our hands. We have spent our entire lives entertaining and drinking wine, so its not our" first rodeo". Don't let the warranty drive your decision to purchase these glasses. We found better options at our local Costco!
Reply from IWA
Frank, we're sorry for the frustration that you've experienced. After replacing 6 of your stems 2 months ago, we requested that you return a sample of the broken glasses, as per the terms of our warranty, in order to assess why the glasses are breaking. Unfortunately, the warranty has certain exclusions, which are detailed in the Ultima limited warranty (click here for more info). Notwithstanding these exclusions, we believe our glasses are among the finest available in the market, and our warranty provides outstanding protection for most use cases.
by Noreen -
We ordered these glasses and I did not see the finishing issues I have seen in other reviews. I really liked the Bordeaux style glass. Unfortunately, what I now know is called the "foot" of the glass was too wide to fit in our wine rack where we hang our glasses. The foot of this glass measures just over 3 inches wide and I needed it to be just under 3 inches wide and the great customer service at IWA assisted me with returning these glasses and measuring the glasses in the warehouse that fit my criteria - durable, but nice quality and the size I was looking for. I would like to have kept these glasses, very nice.
Love these glasses
We use these glasses everyday in our home, and also for entertaining. They are super-clear, bright and durable. I love the thin rim, light weight and balanced feel of these glasses. The slight seam on the stem doesn't bother me, and none of my friends has ever complained. The size is great because the bowl is large, but not too wide like the Burgundy glasses, so they fit easily in my cabinets. Couldn't be happier...
The glasses are a good buy for utility and cost but the seam down the stem detracts a bit.
Overall the bordeaux glasses are very light and aesthetically pleasing. The bowl is nicely formed and the edge of the rim is nicely finished. We have one complaint that will cause us not to order more of these glasses; the stem is poorly finished and has a visibly noticable raised seam running the length of the stem on two sides of the stem - this screams cheap stemware! Yes, these glasses are only $10/stem, but we have some old glasses that cost probably half as much and don't have a seam like this. The seam does not feel good between the fingers. Nit-picky, maybe, but none of our other glasses have this seam so the search for new glasses will continue. I will try some other glasses from IWA since they are great to work with.
Good but thought they would be more durable
Like many I have had riedels that were breaking every so often and I got tired of replacing them so I went with the Ultimas. They are decent glasses and stronger than the Riedels however I have had two break in the past year from normal wear and tear(one when I was washing it by hand and the other when it was being placed in the dishwasher and fell over). I also have the Stolzle Revolution Mature glasses which I have found to be sturdier than these.
my second batch of ULTIMA stems, having used for about 2 years, with great success, still bright and shiny after many, many passes thru the dishwasher. Bought more (30) , planning for a large gathering of fellow oenophiles and desired good stems. fyi- still use our Reidel stems for those small and special occasions. CHEERS !!
Good all around Glasses
These glasses are very sturdy, easy to use. Had some Riedels that were always breaking. They make a good all around glass. No need to buy a set for Reds and a set for whites.
Super sturdy, extremely light, and great shape. Overall an excellent glass.
While Riedel and Schott will be lighter in hand, they can't compare to the durability of the Ultima. Minor finishing issue with a slightly raised seem along the stem, but otherwise these glasses are perfect!
Breakage guarantee doesn't hurt either!!