Louis XIII Launches €16,000 Decanter

By P. Joseph

The House of Rémy Martin’s cognac brand Louis XIII has launched its latest creation – a limited-edition, three-litre decanter costing €16,000.

The Louis XIII Le Jeroboam, which is limited to just 100 bespoke pieces worldwide (and just 7 in the UK), was launched last week at the Masterpiece Arts Fair in London.

Four times the volume of the regular Louis XIII decanter, Le Jeroboam is filled with the brand’s renowned blend of over 1,200 fine eau-de-vie from the famed Grande Champagne region in southwest France.

Created by crystal makers Cristallerie de Sèvres, the piece comes with an elegant metallic pipe, which can be used to decant the cognac and is part of the centuries-old traditions of Louis XIII’s cellar masters.

The decanter also comes protected in a brass-bound wooden case or “coffret”.

Speaking to Superyachts.com at the Masterpiece event, Anne-Laure Pressat, Louis XIII Brand Ambassador, said: “You have to imagine that in this bottle you have grapes that have been harvested in 1911, so it’s kind of an amazing thing to think about when you are drinking this cognac.”

Le Jeroboam will be available at high-end retailers from September 2011. Pre-orders are being taken at the Louis XIII stand at the Masterpiece Arts Fair, which runs until tomorrow (5th July).

By P. Joseph