Riedel Vinum became the first machine-made glass in history to be based on the characteristics of grape varietal. Riedel Vinum was not developed on a drawing board, but in tasting work shops based on the performance where the content commands the shape. The pleasure of enjoying fine wine starts with the right glass. Riedel Vinum is executed in lead crystal, machine blown in Bavaria, Germany. Riedel Vinum Bordeaux / Cabernet Wine Glasses are especially designed for younger wines with a full-bodied fruity taste and higher levels of tannis. Each Riedel Vinum Bordeaux / Cabernet Wine Glass is precisely machine crafted in Austria and is beautiful to behold, as a soft as silk and a joy to drink from. Like all Riedel Vinum Glasses, the Riedel Vinum Bordeaux / Cabernet Wine Glasses are completely dishwasher safe. The Riedel Vinum Bordeaux / Cabernet Wine Glass is a set of 2 glasses.
Dimensions of the Riedel Bordeaux / Cabernet Wine Glass:
Height: 8-7/8" Capacity: 21-1/2 oz
The Riedel Vinum Bordeaux / Cabernet Wine Glass is recommended for:
Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, and Tempranillo.
Riedel Model Number of the Riedel Vinum Bordeaux / Cabernet: # 6416/0
Vinum Bordeaux Review by JohnnyBrown
I've owned >100 Riedel stems over the years and used them for drinking everything from old Bordeaux to Montrachet to Cal cabs to Port. These glasses (and the Vinum Chardonnay, etc.) are beautiful, work extraordinarily well, and are a pleasure to hold. That said, however, they are also very expensive and don't provide any observable advantages over the equivilent Spiegelau stems (Spiegelau Authentis Collection Bordeaux Wine Glasses, Set of 6) at less than half the price. Spiegelau also has the advantage of being _much_ more durable.
If price is no object, by all means buy the Riedel. However, if your real passion is wine (as opposed to glassware), do what I've done, buy the Spiegelau and spend the difference on a few really nice bottles to lay down in your cellar.
Update: Riedel now owns Spiegelau. Seems like the ultimate complement ... "if you can't beat 'em, buy 'em."
(Posted on 8/3/2011)