RIEDEL Decanter 'Mamba'
Riedel Mamba Decanter Maximilian J. Riedel, 11th generation CEO of Riedel Crystal, presents a stunning new addition to his notable collection of mouth-blown lead decanters, the Mamba.
The alluring Mamba decanter, designed by the Riedel CEO himself, is redolent of a sleek and venomous mamba snake found only in exotic jungle settings, and is not only striking, but serves as a tool for the enjoyment of wine.
As the wine flows through every bend it is double-decanted, opening up speedily, achieving what would take hours of decanting in a typical bowl-shaped carafe.
Following the serpentine Eve decanter (2009), the Mamba channels the vigor of the famous Black Mamba, the worlds fastest snake. "I was born in the year of the snake which inspired my great fascination with this mysterious creature", comments Maximilian. I create my decanters to have equal parts grace and command, while being functional tools that enhance the experience of enjoying wine. Mirroring the snakes poised upright stance, the Mambas coiled base creates a series of air pockets which charge the wine as it moves towards the elegant upright neck upon pouring.
While the wine makes its journey through the glass, the Mamba emits a gurgle an aural reminder of the decanting accomplished by the force of the wine passing through the vacuum created in the Mambas base. Maximilians stylishly designed Mamba decanters free blown nature means that no two decanters are ever alike.
The Mamba follows a long line of dynamic decanters including the Eve (2009), the Bird Series (Swan, Paloma and Flamingo) and the Black Tie Series (Black Tie, Black Tie Amadeo, Touch, Face to Face, Smile and Bliss).
Caring for your RIEDEL Crystal
- RIEDEL glasses are dishwasher safe. RIEDEL exclusively recommends MIELE
- To avoid stains: use soft water (low mineral content)
- To avoid scratches: Avoid glass contact with other glass or metal
- To remove stains: use white vinegar
- If available use a stemware rack
If washing by hand
- Wash the glass under warm water (use detergent and rinse the glass carefully)
- Glass polishing: Use two polishing cloths, never hold the glass by the base to polish the bowl
- Stem snap: Occurs through mishandling = torque or bend pressure at the stem
- Storage: Avoid glass storage in kitchen cabinets which have strong aromas that translates into glass
Microfiber Polishing Cloth
- Wash at boiling temperature (to kill bacteria) with odorless soap
- Should be machine washed at min. 170° F/75° C
- Never use fabric softener when rinsing your microfiber polishing cloth (avoids grease film on surface)