Grand Cru Melchior Black Horn
The Château Laguiole Melchior is the latest evolution of the famed brand. A variant of the Grand Cru series, this model has a wider full handle.
The original Grand Cru model, which this model is based on, features a top bolster (the metal part where the screw enters the handle). The Grand Cru was mainly introduced to offer a more durable wine opener. Although the new Château Laguiole 2020 Classic model’s construction is as strong as the Grand Cru, this series continues to be offered.
The Château Laguiole waiter-style corkscrew was created in 1993 by Master Sommeliers Guy Vialis and was the first real waiter-style Laguiole-style corkscrew on the market. Since it debuted, the Château Laguiole brand has been the favorite among some of the world’s best sommeliers and, to this day, is the most sold (and imitated) of all high-end waiter-style Laguiole corkscrews. All genuine Château Laguiole corkscrews like this one are 100% Made in France.
At 18000 ml (18 liters/4.75 gallons), the “Melchior” is the largest production bottle size available in the market today. To put it in perspective, it contains the equivalent of 24 standard bottles of wine, and you could fill 144 glass with just one bottle.
Melchior is pronounced “mel-key-or”
Handle Material: Horn Tip from domestic cattle. The tip of the horn is the hardest and most durable, Inferior horn handles are made from the bottom of the horn which will warp with time.
All Chateau Laguiole wine openers are made of 12C27 stainless steel and weigh around 4 oz (113 grams). The overall length closed is 4.5 inches (11.40 cm).
The foils cutter is serrated and measures 1.5/8 inches ~ 4.06 cm).