THE NAME LOUIS XIII
A tribute to the French King who was reigning when the Rémy Martin family established in the Cognac region in the 1620s.
THE ORIGINAL DECANTER
The decanter is the original reproduction of a metal flask found on the site of the Battle of Jarnac in 1569. Paul Emile Remy Martin bought the metal flask in 1850 and decided to shelter his finest and oldest eaux-de-vie within.
11 DATES FOR LOUIS XIII
LOUIS XIII was created in 1874 and has the most fantastic history of all the prestigious cognacs. 135 years of travels and encounters, of tradition and glamour in a single decanter. LOUIS XIII is a “Century in a Bottle”
1874: Creation of LOUIS XIII
1878: Registration of the LOUIS XIII « Grande Champagne – Très Vieille – Age Unknown » decanter in the United States
1883: Several cases of LOUIS XIII are shipped to Shanghai
1900:Paris Universal Exhibition, where LOUIS XIII wins an award
1929: LOUIS XIII travels across Europe on board the Orient Express
1938: LOUIS XIII is served to King George VI at the Château de Versailles
1944: Général de Gaulle places an order to celebrate the victory
1948: Sir Winston Churchill discovers LOUIS XIII on a trip to France
1983: Larry Holmes, world boxing champion, orders two LOUIS XIII decanters
2001: LOUIS XIII launches LOUIS XIII encrusted with diamonds
2007: Launch of LOUIS XIII Black Pearl
A CENTURY IN A BOTTLE
100% Grande Champagne. A blend of 1 200 different eaux-de-vie aged up to 100 years. Four generations of cellarmasters have carefully selected and evaluated each eau-de-vie. Aged in rare 100 year-old barrels called “Tierçons”.
Generous and warm mahogany colour. Intense first nose delivered by the tierçons. Second impression made of delicate and floral notes such as immortelle. Full third nose, covered by spicy tones such as ginger and nutmeg. “A firework of aromas” with an hour finish on the palate.