I had the privilege of tasting some LOUIS XIII cognac at a recent press luncheon at Lafite.
The astonishing fact that makes LOUIS XIII stand out from others in the world, is how it’s aged for over 100 years.
Can you imagine?
How someone in France thought, “Hmm, what if we aged cognac for 100 years?”
And done that they did.
Created in 1874 by 4 generations of Master Cellars, LOUIS XIII is the finest cognac crafted by the House of Rémy Martin. Made from the exceptional blend of 1,200 carefully selected eaux-de-vie; it is then aged for 100 years in Tiercon casks made of oak from the Limousin Forest.
House of Remy Martin or also known as Domaine du Grollet (Grollet Field).
Grapes from the prestigious Grand Champagne region.
From left to right: the first cellar master was André Renaud; second cellar master André Giraud; and the third cellar master Georges Clot.
Pierrette Trichet on left, was the first woman to hold the top post at one of the four major Cognac houses, Remy Martin.
Loiseau on the right, will become Rémy Martin’s fifth cellar master in the last 100 years, following André Renaud, André Giraud, Georges Clot and Pierrette Trichet.
The making of a LOUIS XIII decanter.
An older design for LOUIS XIII decanter.
LOUIS XIII shipping document to Penang in 1881.
The “Quest for a Legend” is a worldwide search for the rarest LOUIS XIII decanter on earth. The Quest will scour the globe in pursuit of this hidden treasure and the search for the rarest decanter in Singapore, Malaysia, India and the Philippines.
Left: Black Pearl Anniversary.
Right: Rare Cask 42,6 is the second Rare Cask by the House.
The prize is a trip to the Rémy Martin Estate in Cognac, France which includes:
• Two return Business Class air tickets
• Two First Class return train tickets between Paris and Angoulême
• Car pick up transfer to the Estate
• A hosted lunch at the Estate
• Guided Tour of the Estate, grounds, cellars and distillery
• A tasting of LOUIS XIII and Dinner
• One night’s accommodation in Cognac
For more information click *here*.
• Contest ends 31st March 2015
• To enter the competition, send photos of your unopened LOUIS XIII bottle via SMS Text, Whatsapp or to the local Rémy Martin office. Entries can also be submitted online at www.louisxiii-cognac.com.
• Provide your full name, age, ID, contact information, nationality and details on how the bottle of LOUIS XIII was obtained
• Participants can submit more than one bottle
• The LOUIS XIII team will follow up with each submission individually
• The winner will be chosen by an expert committee who will assess each bottle with a set criteria
• Rémy Cointreau International (RCI) reserves the right to make the final decision
Terms & conditions:
• Must be the legal owner of the bottle
• Must be citizens or residents of the participating countries in SEAMI
• Must be 18 years and above (above 25 years of age for India)
• Must agree to absolve LOUIS XIII/RCI from any liability with regard to handling of the entry bottle
• The bottle must be unopened, with at least 50% of original liquid (this will be verified by RCI and the House of Rémy Martin)
The glasses from which we drank LOUIS XIII were also specially created in order for the cognac to be enjoyed in its optimum temperature and state.
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Marie-Amélie Jacquet is the Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, Global Trade Retail Division Rémy Cointreau. Marie-Amélie Jacquet is the fourth generation of the Hériard Dubreuil family which has run the prestigious Rémy Martin cognac house for over 90 years.
Christophe Bourrié is currently the Regional Director for Remy Cointreau’s Prestige Business division and his primary focus is on the development of the ultra-premium cognac LOUIS XIII in Asia. For 5 years, Christophe has lived and breathed the brand and has become the ambassador of LOUIS XIII, overseeing its development across Southeast Asia, the Middle East, India, Taiwan and Japan.