Hennessy X.O Mathusalem
Hennessy is thrilled to announce the launch of X.O Mathusalem buy Arik Levy - an extraordinary partnership, which sees the famed artists' magnificent work of art 'The Rock' enshroud Hennessy X.O Mathusalem carafe.
One of these especially created six-litre bottles of this precious eaux-de-vie, of which just one hundred have been created and just four available in Australia, is priced at $32,000.
As Arik Levy sees it, a 'rock' beckons you to look at the universe from a different angle - through the prism of its natural, mineral, sharp lines, inspired by geological formations honed by fire, earth and water. His material, however, is very different: Arik Levy's 'rock' is sculpted by a man's hand from manmade materials such as polished mirrored steel, bronze, copper and fabric.
The metallic contours intertwine with the leather's soft warmth sheathing it like a second skin. Its kohl colour contrasts with the Barenia® calfskin's unbelievably fine feel, embossed with a pattern of fantasy lines.
As with each Arik Levy's Rock, the Hennessy X.O Mathusalem surprises the viewer at first sight.
Along the lines intertwining power and finesse, the entire identity of this unique cognac suddenly strikes the connoisseurs' minds: the modern aromatic structure, the full-bodied and peppery notes in the first taste; the warm, spicy clove and hint of old leather; the mellow notes of vanilla, cinnamon and candied fruit that blossom as the cognac's power softens on the palate.
Hennessey X.O Mathusalem by Arik Levy opens the exclusive doors to an inner sanctum of art connoisseurs that Hennessy and Arik Levy treat to preferential service. At the time of ordering the Mathusalem, an art book featuring a selection of Arik Levy's work is sent to the buyer, and should they desire, Hennessy will send an Ambassador to initiate the ritual of the fusil service and the tasting of Hennessy X.O.
The Chateau de Bagnolet, Hennessy's private estate in Cognac, France, also offers a special welcome to members of the Hennessy X.O Mathusalem by Arik Levy circle, wishing to explore Hennessy's distinctive art de vivre a la francaise.
Hennessy X.O Mathusalem by Arik Levy is available from Moet Hennessy Australia: 02 8344 9900 and www.Hennessy.com