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Louis XIII Black Pearl decanters unveiled

To celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Louis XIII brand, the House of Rémy Martin is unveiling a limited series of just 775 decanters of Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition.

These numbered decanters are drawn from a unique tierçon, part of the Hériard Dubreuil family’s private reserve in the Domaine de Merpins.

Handmade a century ago using oak from France’s Limousin region, the tierçon – marked C-100-93 – is only the third of its kind to be released by the family in the past 100 years.

Such an important celebration demands an iconic decanter: a contemporary black pearl version of the original metal flask that inspired Paul-Émile Rémy Martin when he created Louis XIII in 1874.

To craft this superb metallic decanter, the House of Baccarat treated the crystal using a unique plating technique. This gives the decanter a beautiful reflective quality, with myriad subtle contrasts of light and dark dancing across its surface. Achieving this dichroic effect involves layering successive thin coatings of precious materials (titanium, carbon and gold) one upon the other. The result is a true work of art.

Four generations of Cellar Masters and nearly 1,200 eaux-de-vie ranging between 40 and 100 years old from the Grande Champagne region give this Louis XIII cognac unparalleled aromatic complexity.

This anniversary collection will be available worldwide, exclusively from Louis XIII’s partner outlets, including a very limited number of high profile airports across Europe and the Middle East, several luxury and prestigious hotels, as well as a few reputable wine merchants. Recommended retail price: US$13,000 /€10 000.

Rémy Cointreau GTR will exhibit Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition with its portfolio of wines and spirits at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

24 October 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor