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Very attractive decanter but not a great pouring carafe.
on 25 July 2012
In spite of the average rating I am actually very pleased with this product but only because I bought it for simple double decanting rather than as a table carafe. I like red wine in particular to breathe for around an hour before drinking so this is a perfectly acceptable decanter, especially since I also then wish to double decant the wine because I prefer to have the bottle on the table and pour from there. However, when transferring back into the bottle I note that, due to the upper curvature, the angle at which you have to hold it in order to thoroughly empty the last of the wine is extremely acute not to say almost vertical. Now that's no problem to me because I don't have to look elegant when I'm doing it but I wouldn't fancy trying to look smart pouring the last dregs at a dinner table. In short, as a decanter with a suitably large interior surface area to give the wine some air it's very good but as a pouring carafe I think it's rather a triumph of style over functionality.