Description: The myth of King Midas, the man who was blessed (and cursed) with the ability to turn anything he touched to gold, has inspired many things but few as lavish as Midas bottle from Armand de Brignac.
According to wine bottle naming code, Melchizedek is the term usually used to describe a 30-litre vessel equivalent to 40 regular-sized 750ml bottles but perhaps Midas makes more sense for this bottle which weighs in at 100 pounds.
Armand de Brignac is a prestige Champagne produced by Champagne Cattier of Chigny-les-Roses, France.
Armand de Brignac is marvellously complex and full-bodied, with a bouquet that is both fresh and lively. It's sumptuous, racy fruit character is perfectly integrated with the wine's subtle brioche accents. Its texture is deliciously creamy and the palate has great depth and impact with a long and silky finish. A superb and singular example of a Prestige Champagne.
Armand de Brignac is packaged in a stunning gold bottle originally developed by Cattier for the Andre Courreges fashion house. Cattier's gold bottle also made an appearance at Queen Elizabeth II of England's Golden Jubilee celebration.
All labels for each bottle of Armand de Brignac are made of real pewter, polished and applied by hand.
The exclusive Champagne has a high-profile fan base including actors Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney, rapper Jay-Z, and athletes Roger Federer and Luis Figo.