Louis 13 Cognac: Complex and simply stunning
The Remy Martin Louis XIII is truly a special bottle of Cognac. Revered around the world, it's the showcase of all that's great about this illustrious Cognac house. Created from over 1,200 different eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne terroir, some of which are over a century old. As a Hors d’Age cognac, it is usually somewhere between 40 and 100 years old. Matured within oak Limousin casks, the unequaled blend of grapes are sourced from the first cru of the region. The beautiful exchange between wood and eaux-de-vie is down to the age of the barrel. Depending on the age of the oak and the speed of the oxidation process, the Louis XIII is formed in a very particular way.
Everything about this Cognac is a work of art. The decanter has been created by Baccarat Crystal, and is definitely something to be displayed as the pride of your collection. The design of the flask is based upon that which was found on the site of the battle of Jarnac, which took place in 1569. A combination of its age-old Baccarat glass decanter dating back to the 16th century, alongside its earthly blending process which began in 1874, makes for a complex Cognac with a pervading reputation. It is sure to endure well into the future.
If you want to follow in some illustrious footsteps of Louis XIII fans, Winston Churchill celebrated his election win with it in 1951, and Queen Elizabeth II was served it in her visit to Versailles Palace (near Paris, France) on her visit in 1957.
Heritage and expertise passed down from generation to generation is what makes the Louis XIII such a coveted blend. Each cellarmaker reserves their finest eaux-de-vie, creating a refined Cognac that is unique; glimmering with each turn of a new era.
Simply a stunning Cognac.
Limited Editions of Louis XIII
Rémy Martin are famed for reinventing the Louis XIII. There have been a series of highly anticipated limited edition bottles which all tell their own tale. These include Le Salmanazar which is the world’s largest nine-litre bottle decanter, and the Time Collection which are a selection of cognacs that have all witnessed important events in Remy Martin’s history. There is also the Louis XIII Legacy, which was announced in 2017 in homage to its various cellarmakers. L’Odyssée d’un Roi is the product of a luxurious collaboration with top French fashion label Hermès, and the Rare Cask 42,6has a slightly higher alcohol content and a fantastic intensity of tasting notes. There is also the Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition, which is a magnum 1.5 litre decanter.
In keeping with the philosophy that the Louis XIII is a mastery of time and legacy, Rémy Martin collaborated with Pharrell Williams to create a song titled “100 Years”, touching on the effect of human activity and climate change on the earth. As the Louis XIII takes a century to mature, it which will be locked in the vaults of Rémy Martin and played in 2117.
Baptiste Loiseau, youngest cellarmaster ever
As one of the world’s largest producers of Cognac, Rémy Martin have spent over three centuries perfecting their craftsmanship to produce Fine Champagne blends. Established in 1724, the combination of eaux-de-vies from the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne crus makes for one of the finest quality cognacs due to the nature of the chalky soil. The Rémy Martin brand has become particularly notorious among musicians in the rap music genre, with many artists including its blends in their songs such as Fetty Wap and Robin Thicke.
The current cellarmaster is Baptiste Loiseau, the youngest that Rémy Martin has ever seen. Originally appointed as deputy cellarmaster in 2011, he joined the exclusive realm of Cognac and became Cellarmaster at just 34 years old. He is responsible for setting aside an eaux-de-vie to his successors in the next century for future blends of the Louis XIII.
About Remy Martin Cognac
This established Cognac house has been around since 1724, for nearly 300 years, producing exquisite Fine Champagne Cognac and eau-de-vie de Vin. Fine Champagne is the category of the highest quality in Cognac production. With products such as its famous blend Louis XIII, the house of Rémy with the black centaur logo on its bottles has found international acclaim and has seen an exciting history of family feuds, mergers - and in recent years - a boom in US popular culture.
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