THE CROWNING CUP
rom the royal residents of the Palace of Versailles to Winston Churchill, Louis XIII’S exquisite blends continue to be a connoisseur’s favourite. Now, for the first time, it is available in a 6L crystal decanter, called Louis XIII Le Mathusalem. This luxurious cognac will be presented in a majestic decanter crafted from 11kg of crystal. Expertly hand-blown by the 250-year-old French luxury crystal maker Baccarat, it takes 25 master craftsmen over 60 days to create this work of art entirely by hand. Inspired by an ancient royal flask unearthed from a battlefield in 1850, the Louis XIII Le Mathusalem requires over 10 times as much crystal as the classic Louis XIII decanter, and is further accentuated by its fleur-de-lys medallions and insignia of French royalty. The Louis XIII Le Mathusalem will be dispatched by special delivery to the client’s door in a chest with eight crystal glasses, a serving platter and a traditional pipette. Customers will also receive a personal invitation to Cognac for four people to discover the Louis XIII terroir and live its rich history. The experience culminates in the special opening of Le Mathusalem by a house ambassador.
1874FIT FOR A KING The year the timeless cognac, Louis XIII, was created 100 The number of years it takes four generations of cellar masters 1,200to craft each Louis XIII decanter The number of eau de vie selected and blended by the Louis XIII cellar masters to create the iconic mix