This Riedel Vinum Bordeaux stemware set is an amazing value at 8 glasses for the price of 6. The glasses in this set of eight were specifically shaped to highlight the fruit in full-bodied red wines with high levels of tannin, such as Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, and Tempranillo. The design of the Bordeaux bowl directs the wine to the area of the palate that perceives sweetness, emphasizing the fruit and mellowing the acidity or any rough edges, while the large bowls provide room for the wine's rich bouquet to unfold. Each glass stands 8-7/8 inches high. Riedel is the world's premier manufacturer of wine glasses. Made of lead crystal, the Vinum glasses are Riedel's most popular series and were the first machine-made wine glasses to be developed uniquely for each type of wine. Since their introduction in 1986, these wine glasses have had a large influence on the wine culture, and wine lovers around the globe.