Louis XIII is a cognac like no other. Since its origin in 1874, Louis XIII has been nurtured by four generations of Cellar Masters to create a unique expression of the traditional know-how of the house. In honor of its iconic brand’s 140th anniversary this year, Remy Martin is releasing 775 decanters of Louis XIII Black Pearl, one of its most exclusive and expensive expressions.
The exclusive limited edition cognac is manufactured using wine grapes from the Grande Champagne territory of Cognac, France. It is blended from 1200 eaux-de-vie, all of which are aged between 40-100-years-old. It is then aged in a C100-46 century-old single blending cask (tiercon), one of the oldest casks from the family’s personal reserve. The result is a steel-colored futuristic crystal with silver, black, blue, charcoal and mahogany glints that recall the black pearl, the pearl of queens.
The exquisite cognac comes housed inside a black-crystal Baccarat decanter similar to Remy Martin’s classic Louis XIII flacon, with a price tag of €10,000 (US$13,000).
The Remy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition decanters will be distributed exclusively to Louis XIII’s partner outlets and select duty free stores in Europe and Middle East. It will also be exhibited at Rémy Cointreau’s stand at TFWA Cannes from 27-31 October.
[Via – The-Spirits-Business]