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10 Best Wine Decanters 2020 | Wine Decanter Reviews

March 6, 2020
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If you’re going to aerate your wine, good for you. You’ve made the right choice. But there are two more choices before you. The first is how you’ll do it. Look into what wine aerators do and how to decant wine. To make it as easy as possible for you, we covered the pros and cons of using a wine aerator vs decanter.

If wine aerators are more your style, then check out our best wine aerators of 2020. But if you feel drawn toward the tradition of the simple decanter, then read on. We’ve got 10 of our favorite wine decanters below. Some are called out as being the best in a specific decanter category (like high-end or budget). But make no mistake, even if they’re not the best in a category, they’re still one of the 10 best wine decanters out there.

And at the end, we’ll reveal our pick for overall best wine decanter. 

10 Best Wine Decanters of 2020

Riedel Cabernet Decanter: Best High-End Wine Decanter

Riedel cabernet decanter
Austria’s world-famous Riedel has been setting the standard for crystal and glassware since the 18th century. Most high-end restaurants have a collection of Riedel glasses specifically for high-quality wines. This traditional vase-shaped glass decanter is the definition of elegance and simplicity, like many of Riedel’s products. And that shape makes it easy to clean. A wider base typically decants wine faster, but time isn’t an issue with the timeless Riedel. Swish it around a few more times if you’re in a rush. If you want a classic, this is your new decanter.


Eisberg Iceberg Wine Decanter Aerator: Best In Style Wine Decanter

Eisberg iceberg wine decanter aerator
Eisberg’s iceberg decanter features a beautiful punt on the base that not only enhances aeration upon swirling, but also upon pouring the wine into the decanter. Especially if you’re shock decanting. The piece is remarkable because the iceberg on the bottom looks like real ice, unlike other decanters that have similar designs. Watching wine cascade down the sides of the mountain is a pleasure, of course, but it doesn’t even have to be used to be a conversation starter. Sitting on a tabletop it’s almost as eye catching as when it’s in use.

Bella Vino Wine Decanter: Best Budget Wine Decanter

Bella Vino wine decanter
The decanter from Bella Vino is one of the lowest-priced on the list and has a host of great features. It’s made of 100% lead-free crystal with a slanted pour spout, wide base, and specific design for 750 ml wine bottles. That really makes it the ideal decanter. Coupled with great reviews, this gets our choice for the best budget pick.


Le Chateau Wine Decanter: Best Hand-Blown Wine Decanter

Le Chateau wine decanter
Le Chateau’s wine decanter is lead-free and hand-blown. The benefit of a hand-blown piece over machine-blown is aesthetic, and you can tell with the Le Chateau. Each one-of-a-kind crystal decanter has a wide-bottom base and a slanted spout that flares outward making pouring—both in and out—easier. There are certainly more expensive hand-blown decanters out there, but at this price point getting a hand-blown piece of this quality crystal is a win.


WBSEos Wine Decanter

WBSEos wine decanter
This swan-shaped decanter is designed specifically to make serving wine as easy and visually pleasing as possible. Wine goes in the decanter on the handle side and out through a curved, elongated pour spout with a slanted top. Tapering the pour spout like this makes it effectively drip-free when serving. It also makes for a delightful piece of decor because it’s shaped like a member of nature’s aristocracy. The swan.


USBOQO Crystal Glass Red Wine Decanter

USBOQO crystal glass red wine decanter
Here’s another crystal piece that holds about two standard bottles of wine. Its snail shape has a hole in the middle which disperses wine being poured into the decanter along both sides. The aeration chamber has a consistently large width which allows more air in than a lot of other decanters. The USBOQO is designed specifically for the most fragrant reds.


Le Sens Amazing Home Scorpion Wine Decanter: Best Non-Traditional Shape

Le Sens home scorpion wine decanter
A crystal scorpion may suit you. This is a statement piece and one of the most unusual wine decanter shapes we’ve seen online. But while it’s unusual it’s still just as dashing and as any other. The scorpion shape makes it easy to hold onto and pour while providing sufficient space along the base for aeration. Bonus: it comes with decanter beads to clean your new scorpion with.


Vintorio Citadel Wine Decanter

Vintorio citadel wine decanter
The Vintorio Citadel is a very durable, hand-blown decanter with a punt, or inner aerator groove, on the base. Like the Eisberg above, the punt is helpful for dispersing the wine when it’s first poured in and to boost aeration when swirling wine. It’s also useful for a grip when holding the decanter from the bottom. The Vintorio comes with a lifetime manufacturer’s guarantee and a silicone storage cap.


YouYah Wine Decanter Gift Set: Best Wine Decanter Gift Set

YouYah wine decanter gift set
This gift set is centered around a traditional wide-based hand-blown crystal decanter. Like other wide-base decanters, it’s the least ergonomic to hold (but not difficult by any means) with the most effective use of surface area for the purpose of aeration. In addition to a classic shape, it comes with a cleaning brush, decanter cleaning beads, a cork stopper, and a decanter holder. The whole thing comes packaged in a classy box and would likely thrill any wine lover. For an entire set, the price is right.


Mulstone Apericena Red Wine Decanter

Mulstone apericena red wine decanter
The Mulstone Apericena is probably the thickest, most durable decanter on this list. It’s also got a three-sided modern shape with smooth curves that make it ultra easy to hold and pour. The shape also encourages a unique flowing action that aerates wine unlike any other decanter. If you’re after a unique piece with a one-of-a-kind look that isn’t a scorpion, may we suggest the Mulstone Apericena? It also comes with a crystal stopper and a cleaning brush. Which is thoughtful, because with the Apericena’s shape, it’s already very easy to clean.


Overall Best Wine Decanter In 2020

The Le Chateau Wine Decanter is our pick for the overall best wine decanter in 2020. With a ton of great ratings, an elegant design, high-quality, hand-blown crystal, and the classic wide-bottom base, the Le Chateau hits all the marks. There’s a reason why the wide-bottom base is the most common decanter shape. It works well. Whether you’re buying your first decanter or adding to a collection, having a solid, proven, hand-blown piece of high-quality crystal that will last a lifetime is never the wrong choice.

Go Forth and Decant

Using a decanter helps smooth the tannins in wine, add some traditional flare to your wine service, and (if you're decanting at home) do justice to your wine storage chops. It is also a good way to explain to patrons what is a corkage fee and the value they get from wine service. You don’t have to pass any sommelier certification levels to use one, though the sommelier salary may be nice.

All you have to do is pick the right one, get your wine slang down, and you’ll be hitting standard wine pours out of your new decanter like you’re on the master sommelier list.

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