Marc Newson’s limited edition design gives the signature Hennessy X.O decanter a wholly unexpected twist. Once he had pared the bottle’s shape to its purest form, Marc chose to reprise its traditional decorative motifs – grapes and leaves – in a corrugated relief. These striations are perhaps the most daring design elements ever incorporated on the iconic Hennessy X.O decanter.
“Straight lines seemed to me a more modern interpretation of what already existed, to me, the stripes really emphasize the strength of the decanter’s shape. When they catch the light, they highlight both the bottle and the contents, making the whole feel warmer and more tactile. Taken together, all of these design elements are meant to convey the unique, immersive experience of X.O.”
To reinforce the spirit of Hennessy X.O, Marc Newson also created a transparent gift box, employing a cutting-edge manufacturing process. The clear, ergonomic shape is fitted to the silhouette of the decanter, molded in a complex plastic used for the first time ever for spirits by Hennessy. This technical feat by Marc Newson joins exclusive Hennessy X.O box creations by other prestigious designers such as Arik Levy or Tom Dixon.
Tasting notes :
Color : Deep, aged color
Nose : Powerful, with woody and spicy aromas
Palate : Complex yet round, with notes of oak and leather combining with slightly sweet notes of flower and fruit. Peppery, with good rancio. A rather masculine XO