In a fantastic tribute to its history, Louis XIII has taken a trip back in time with the glorious unveiling of The Time Collection, with a series of limited editions that invites one to transcend time and legend. The First Release in the Series “The Origin – 1874” is a tribute to the original decanter created for Louis XIII.
Not only the LOUIS XIII de Rémy Martin is a blend of 1,200 eaux de vie between 40 and 100 years old, aged in oak barrels that are several hundred years old. The decanter differs from current design by having 13 dentelle spikes rather than the 10 used today. In addition, the traditional crystal fleur-de-lis stopper has been replaced by a handblown image of an upturned flagon.
The neck and collar seal are in a champagne-gold hue, the decanter is housed in an elegant metal case and features a sleek woven texture. Today, the gorgeous decanter is crafted from pure Saint-Louis crystal, and housed in a sophisticated metal case, fashioned with a reimagination of the original wicker baskets that cased the very first Louis XIII bottles. It is sealed with a slender metal rod, like the baskets were in their day.
Of course, the Cognac inside is still the historic blend, brimming with honeysuckle and leather along with floral fruits and spices, all of which shows that the elegance of Louis XIII has not changed throughout its illustrious history. The Origin 1874 ($5000) will be available at selected fine wine and spirits merchant worldwide and in Beijing’s Louis XIII boutique.