Singapore Tatler - - OBJET D’ART -

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

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