In the heart of Tokyo, where tradition meets modernity, VIRTÙ at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi mesmerizes cognac enthusiasts with the unveiling of the extraordinary LOUIS XIII RARE CASK 42.1. This limited-edition release from Rémy Martin’s prestigious RARE CASK series marks a significant milestone, captivating the senses with a superlative expression of LOUIS XIII Cognac.
With only 10 bottles released across Japan, VIRTÙ is the exclusive destination for enthusiasts to savor the unparalleled LOUIS XIII RARE CASK 42.1. The pouring commenced on September 22, 2023, and will continue until the last drop graces the glasses of fortunate patrons.
Renowned for its world-leading collection of vintage French spirits and elusive Cognacs, VIRTÙ provides an ideal setting for this unique exploration. The bar’s sky-high views and fusion of Tokyo-meets-Paris ambiance have earned it the prestigious rank of #20 among Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2023.
Presented in a stunning black crystal Baccarat decanter, LOUIS XIII RARE CASK 42.1 emerges from a single tierçon, a larger barrel crafted from French oak maturing for over a century. Handpicked by fifth-generation cellar master Baptiste Loiseau, this tierçon yields a Cognac with an unexpected ABV of 42.1%, hence the name.
Reflecting a never-before-encountered expression of LOUIS XIII, RARE CASK 42.1 boasts an exceptionally powerful, floral, velvety, and powdery profile. Each sip unveils a complex liquid odyssey, intertwining notes of rose, peony, and lilac with exotic fruits like passionfruit, mango, pineapple, and Mirabelle plum.
Chocoholics and connoisseurs alike will delight in the enhanced powdery character of the rose with notes of chocolate, cigar box, iris, and tobacco. Hints of liquorice and old wood evoke the mystique of the tierçons nestled in the cellars of Domaine du Grollet.
With a global release of only 775 bottles, LOUIS XIII RARE CASK 42.1 is a rare gem priced at a staggering USD 50,000 per decanter. VIRTÙ joins a select list of 13 venues worldwide offering this extraordinary Cognac by the glass. For those seeking the pinnacle of indulgence, a 15 ml pour is priced at JPY 450,000, while a 30 ml experience commands JPY 900,000.
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