Riedel decanters - first class glass-art
I prefer to decant young wines as well as old ones. Decanting old wines is an expression of respect, decanting young wines is a question of trust. The decanting of old wines shortly before they get served avoids the purity and the the color getting dulled by the depot which could have developed during storage. The decanting of young wines several hours before they get served gives the wine the possibility to unfold its bouquet, to get the degree of ripeness which otherwise could only be developed through years of storage. ( Thoughts about decanting from Christian Moueix) Perfect matches for the Riedel decanters are glasses, porcelain, cutlery or table linen.