Lead crystal, mouth blown, handmade. The Amadeo decanter was launched in 2006 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Riedel. The name was a nod to fellow Austrian, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose 250th birthday was also celebrated that year. Now, seven years later, the Amadeo decanter has been re-blown – four times its normal size! Measuring in at 70cm tall, this impressive piece holds a staggering three litres; a Double Magnum of wine! This Double Magnum Amadeo shares the same graceful lyre form as the normal Amadeo, but adds a distinctive difference. Its clear lead-crystal body is articulated with black-red-black pattern of coloured crystal, which traces the contours of its U-shaped silhouette. This decanter is ‘free blown’, meaning the glass blower forms it by hand without the aid of a mold. Three rods of coloured crystal, two black and one red, are introduced while the glass is molten, then blown as the decanter’s shape forms. Only an extremely talented glassblower can successfully sculpt these creations, and each decanter is slightly different. Riedel Australia has requested an extremely limited number of these decanters be produced, and are, for the first time, selling them to the public. Please do not be put off by its size, the decanter is very easy to use/handle and pours wine like a dream!