Riedel Sommeliers Bordeaux 4400/00 (Can't Ship) (Elsewhere $125.00)
4 glasses per case. Price is per stem. Cannot Ship. A shape which requires courage because of its unusual size. This glass, first created in 1959, is not a design gimmick but a precision instrument, developed to highlight the unique characteristics of the great wines of Bordeaux. The large bowl (capacity 30 oz) brings out the full depth of contemporary wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Modern vinification techniques enable wine-makers to concentrate the fruit to such an extent that young wines may seem one-dimensional, tannic and over-oaked if served in smaller glasses. The Sommeliers Bordeaux Grand Cru gives breathing space to both young and more mature wines, unpacking the various layers of bouquet and delivering a full spectrum of aromas. On the palate, the texture of the wine... soft, silky, velvety... is intensified and the finish prolonged, gently blending acidity with supple, sweet tannins. This is a glass that showcases these majestically structured red wines in all their complexity and finesse. Recommended for: Bordeaux (red), Brunello di Montalcino, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Sangiovese, Sangiovese Grosso, Tempranillo. Height: 270mm 10 5/8 in. Capacity: 860ccm 30 3/8 oz. (manufacturer's code 400/00) Glassware shipping rates here.