LOUIS XIII

Louis XIII elevates cognac to new heights of excellence, creating the world’s first true luxury spirit. At the time of Louis XIII’s creation, the world was in a state of rapid change and technological advancement as the Industrial Revolution unfolded. When the rest of the world was looking forward, Remy Martin was looking back, drawing on centuries of family heritage and craftsmanship in producing the finest cognacs. Louis XIII was born in the era of some of the world’s very first luxury brands such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Bally & Cattier, houses of substance that broke ground, and retained their stature even today.

Over the years Louis XIII has attracted the best and brightest of politics, fashion, and art to its mystical allure. In 1938 it was served to King George IV and Queen Elizabeth II at the Chateaux de Versailles; Charles De Gaulle placed an order in 1944 to celebrate Christmas in liberated France, and Winston Churchill celebrated his election victory with it in 1951.

Inextricably tied to its iconic decanter, Louis XIII’s history begins with the discovery of a metal flask adorned with fleur-de-lys, from Louis XIII’s reign, on the site of the famous battle of Jarnac from which it takes its inspiration. As the apogee of a family devoted to cognac, Louis XIII was created in 1874 under the name of “Très Grande Champagne – Age Unknown”, and has emerged as a timeless symbol of the pinnacle of cognac production and the perfect synergy of style and substance.

LOUIS XIII CLASSIC

Using only the best tierçons (French limousin oak barrels), Louis XIII is an exceptional blend of some 1,200 eaux-de-vie, the youngest of which is 40 years old and the oldest over 100 years old: “a century in a bottle”. This precious liquid is then housed in the famous Louis XIII decanter; richly decorated with the fleur-de-lys (a symbol of French royalty), each carafe numbered and hand blown using the finest crystal.

Five generations of cellar masters have protected a secular secret. The fist generations, Alfred Giraud, and then his son André Giraud, inscribed Louis XIII at the heart of the 20th century for almost eight decades. Their successor, Georges Clot, perpetuated this tradition of excellence before passing on the art of this extraordinary blending to Pierrette Trichet.

In 2015 Pierrette Trichet – the first woman to be named a cognac cellar master, retired, selecting her successor, Baptiste Loiseau. Given the delicate ageing process, the current Cellar Master will not experience the final creation. This art is similar to that of cathedral builders who never saw the completion of their work and used only the best materials for their building.

Tasting notes

Nose:
Floral, honeysuckle, delicate perfume of peaches, and melon. Marzipan nuttiness and honey.

Palate:
Almonds, peaches, orange, wood spices, cinnamon, and orange blossom.

Finish:
Truly satisfying, lingering, sweet oak spices delicate grapes and floral notes.

ABV

40%

Volume

700mL

LOUIS XIII MAGNUM

The LOUIS XIII Magnum was the largest crystal decanter for cognac in the world when first created in 1997. Each magnum contains an exquisite blend of up to 1,200 grapes eaux-de-vie sourced 100% from Grande Champagne, the first cru of the Cognac region. Each eau-de-vie is matured slowly inside oak cask. The drops that rise up the glass and then fall back slowly are a sure sign of the supreme opulence in this nectar.

Tasting notes

Nose:
Floral, honeysuckle, delicate perfume of peaches, and melon. Marzipan nuttiness and honey.

Palate:
Almonds, peaches, orange, wood spices, cinnamon, and orange blossom.

Finish:
Truly satisfying, lingering, sweet oak spices delicate grapes and floral notes.

ABV

40%

Volume

1.5L

LOUIS XIII LE JEROBOAM

LOUIS XIII LE JEROBOAM was born on a scale as great as the reputation of LOUIS XIII since its creation in 1874. A masterpiece of the LOUIS XIII collection, LE JEROBOAM is released in a very limited quantity each year, reserved for a few privileged aficionados.

A PIECE OF ART

LE JEROBOAM is four times the capacity of the standard LOUIS XIII. Each decanter is individually fashioned by a team of nine exceptionally skilled crystal craftsmen working in unison at Cristallerie de Sèvres. But there is more to LE JEROBOAM than sheer volume. The size of the decanter invites a ritual of tasting that draws the consumer into the very creation of LOUIS XIII.

Tasting notes

Nose:
Floral, honeysuckle, delicate perfume of peaches, and melon. Marzipan nuttiness and honey.

Palate:
Almonds, peaches, orange, wood spices, cinnamon, and orange blossom.

Finish:
Truly satisfying, lingering, sweet oak spices delicate grapes and floral notes.

ABV

40%

Volume

3L

LOUIS XIII TIME COLLECTION

The Time Collection is a series of exclusive limited editions paying tribute to the History of LOUIS XIII. It recounts the LOUIS XIII journey and relives great landmarks of human history.

LOUIS XIII has been a witness to many of the most significant events of our age: in 1900 it was awarded at the Paris World Fair; in 1929 it was aboard the fabled Orient Express; in 1935 it inaugurated the S.S. Normandie; in 1938 it celebrated the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Versailles; in 1944 the liberation of France with Charles de Gaulle; in 1984 it took the Supersonic Concord at Mach 2. That proud legacy endures todays, as LOUIS XIII continues to transcend Time.

Tasting notes

Nose:
Floral, honeysuckle, delicate perfume of peaches, and melon. Marzipan nuttiness and honey.

Palate:
Almonds, peaches, orange, wood spices, cinnamon, and orange blossom.

Finish:
Truly satisfying, lingering, sweet oak spices delicate grapes and floral notes.

ABV

40%

Volume

700mL

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