Calling all cavaliers! Cognac Prince Hubert de Polignac has just taken what it calls a big leap for a great cause. This giant jump comme un cheval comes courtesy its latest creation inspired by the world of equestrianism. The Cognac maker maison reiterates its Trunk tale a year after releasing the decadent ‘888 Trunk’, dedicated to poker, with the new ‘Knight Trunk’ that illustrates a cavalier spirit and irradiates chivalry. The very first trunk will go under the hammer at the 8th annual La Part des Anges auction on September 19.
The event by the BNIC, the National Bureau Interprofessionnel du Cognac, annually witnesses a congregation of a number of Cognacs and connoisseurs from around the world. Featuring exceptional auction lots, the sale sees some of the finest from journos to glitterati along with high-profile collectors. This year, the auction of the ‘Knight Trunk’ will have all profits go to charity.
The second segue of the cognac house with Parisian luxury trunk maker T.T. Trunks renders a rare induction into the equestrian world. The first copy contains all the accessories for the taster to slip into the skin of the rider, brushes, comb hair, weeder, coverage, et al. This delightful display of haute horsemanship combines with a precious carafe, containing a veritable blend of very old vintage cognacs as well. The Grande Champagne blend reveals an incredibly plush palette of aromas, where candied citrus fruit notes are accented with dashes of rich, dried fruit. The intense, entrancing mélange is rounded off with a refined hint of rancio marvelously.
Only two of these 40 kg trunks have been created so far and any future editions can be made on order. In lush, leather embossed canvas with nickel-plated brass details the chests possess a price on request, a poplar wood frame and required 180 hours of work apiece.
[Via – PR-Newswire]