This season, we’ve seen droves of luxury names like Versace and Lanvin designing collections for mass-market companies like H&M, and perennial haute designers – Marc Jacobs comes to mind – releasing diffusion labels for affordable prices. Some luxuries, however, cannot be diluted, and it’s on that note that we bring you an exclusive object of desire from LOUIS XIII de Rémy Martin, the world’s most complex and prestigious spirit: a limited edition of 100 handmade “Le Jeroboam” crystal decanters of LOUIS XIII Cognac, of which only one, No 13, will be offered in the US. With an estimated value of $26,000, the LOUIS XIII 3-Liter decanter will be sold via CharityBuzz.com on December, available to only one US consumer.
The prestige of LOUIS XIII, we understand, cannot be “diluted,” because this spirit has been crafted by no less than four cellar masters in Cognac over the course of more than 100 years. Produced in extremely limited quantity of the finest Grande Champagne grapes, LOUIS XIII is made of 1,200 eaux-de-vie aged up to 100 years – one century in a bottle. Promised to deliver fireworks in your mouth, a glass of LOUIS XIII is said to contain more than 200 aromas.
Back in June, we shared the release of The LOUIS XIII Le Jeroboam with you. Individually fashioned by a team of nine master crystal craftsmen at the Cristallerie de Sèvres in France, the LOUIS XIII Le Jeroboam decanter is presented in a coffret that includes four crystal glasses, a Cellar Master’s pipette for decanting the Cognac, a personal invitation from Cellar Master Pierrette Trichet to the House of Remy Martin, and more.
Jeroboam No 13 – the only one available in the US – is four times the capacity of the traditional LOUIS XIII decanter (meaning it contains 3 litres of the precious Cognac) and will be held at auction via CharityBuzz.com concluding on December 19th to benefit The Ruby Peck Foundation for Children’s Education. This organization is committed to the provision of educational programs vital to the future success of children in need, an objective that echoes the historical commitment of Paul Emile Remy Martin, the founder of LOUIS XIII, who made many charitable contributions to libraries and schools of the Cognac region as a way of giving back to the fellow citizens who worked for Remy Martin and therefore helped establish it as the world’s preeminent Cognac house.