Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Le Mathusalem 6-litre crystal decanter is the first edition of its kind released by a cognac brand. The exclusive cognac will be available at Harrods, London, through September and October 2016. The history of Harrods goes back as far as Louis XIII’s, so Britain’s most famous store is the ideal setting in which to launch the monumental edition.
Created as a tribute to craftsmanship and time, the special Louis XIII Le Mathusalem Edition is the result of a work of art and genius and therefore will be made in a limited batch with each decanter individually numbered. Made by Baccarat, the hand-blown decanters require more than 20 craftsmen to produce. Louis XIII Le Mathusalem Edition is presented in a luxurious display chest featuring 8 crystal glasses housed in a dedicated case, a serving platter and a pipette, in honour of the ancestral tasting and serving rituals of the cellar masters.
The cognac was fist created in 1874, and is a blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie, the youngest of which is at least 40-years-old. Its tasting notes and aromas include myrrh, honey, immortelle, plum, honeysuckle, wood bark, leather and passion fruits. Following the exclusive period with Harrods, the Louis XIII Le Mathusalem edition will be available worldwide from November 2016. The decanter will be priced at $78,000 for the duration of the Harrods exclusive.