Un grand cru peut-il être considéré comme une œuvre d’art ? Do not dream, It's not about the last bachelor. But this is certainly the view of Penfolds, Australian producer of fine wines who decided to put some of his vintage Kalimna Block 42 of 2004 (a pure Cabernet Sauvignon from very old vines) in twelve bottles for less atypical.
Finished the bottle that sits on the table, forgot the corkscrew which supplies drinking, this bottle then, on la garde dans son écrin et on ne l’ouvre pas ! La maison a fait appel aux plus grands artistes pour créer cette bouteille : the master glassblower Nick Mount, the glassblower Ray Leake, Hendrick Forster designer and cabinetmaker Andrew Bartlett. First of all, the wine is contained in a small vial, sort of test tube specifically designed for the occasion in order to keep the wine to the ideal. This tube is inserted into a glass sculpture, itself sealed and decorated with precious metals. La « bouteille » (ou ampoule ?) is then suspended in a wooden box that optimizes the custody of the wine while protecting the sculpture shocks. Le tout est alors scellé et seuls les « seniors » de Penfolds ont les clés.
For not, you can not open this bottle only. Not only the user manual is not provided, but in addition you will not have the key. However, if just a day of great thirst, do not worry ... A hotline is dedicated to you and, wherever you are, an employee will deliver the precious juice, the movement being included in the price of the bottle. So keep another bottle (more normal) at hand, elle rendra l’attente plus supportable !
Try still to wait twenty years before opening your bottle, and most importanty,, enjoy with the implementation. This wine, who snatched a 100/100 James Suckling, is a true work of art, et le flacon est vendu à un prix en rapport : 136 000 € ! Furthermore, on 12 copies, only 10 will be offered for sale and promise to leave quickly.
Who knows one day if someone dares to unseal the case because, while, this is a work of art ...
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