The Wine Merchant's Glasses, The 'Red Bordeaux' Glass - (set of 2)
The key here is to have a bowl of depth and breadth, with the rim slightly tapered at the top to concentrate the bouquet. Some fashionable examples are so big that they can hold almost a whole bottle of wine, and sometimes this means that the aromas of a more delicate wine can seem lost. Red Bordeaux can be high in tannins and acidity, so the glass has been shaped to enhance the expression of fruit on the mid-palate. This glass would also work well for Northern Rhône reds, which share some of the characteristics of Red Bordeaux.