Celebrating 140 Years: Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition

In honour of the 140th anniversary of LOUIS XIII, the family is proud to present an exclusive tierçon from their collection.

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A family heirloom

To celebrate the 140th anniversary of the LOUIS XIII brand, the House of Rémy Martin is unveiling a limited series of just 775 decanters of the LOUIS XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition. These numbered decanters are drawn from a unique 572-litre tierçon, part of the family’s reserve in the Domaine de Merpins. Handmade a century ago using oak from France’s Limousin region, the tierçon – marked C-100-93 – is only the third of its kind to be released by the family in the past 100 years.

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An Iconic Decanter by The House of Baccarat

Such an important celebration demands an iconic decanter: a contemporary “Black Pearl” version of the original metal flask that inspired Paul-Émile Rémy Martin when he created LOUIS XIII in 1874. To craft this superb metallic decanter, the House of Baccarat treated the crystal using a unique plating technique. This gives the decanter a beautiful reflective quality, with myriad subtle contrasts of light and dark dancing across its surface. Achieving this dichroic effect involves layering successive thin coatings of precious materials (titanium, carbon and gold) one upon the other. The result is a true work of art.

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The King of Cognacs

Four generations of Cellar Masters and nearly 1,200 eaux-de-vie make the LOUIS XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition truly unique. Ranging between 40 and 100 years old, these eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne region give LOUIS XIII cognac its unparalleled aromatic complexity. This coupe gained world-wide recognition following the Paris World Fair of 1900, becoming a staple at all grand occasions. A favourite at the Swedish royal court and soirées in the Kingdom of Siam; on board the legendary Orient Express and the Normandie cruise ship’s first trans-Atlantic voyage in 1935; at the first Christmas of Charles de Gaulle’s exiled French government; and aboard the iconic Concorde in 1976.

Available at Harrods

LOUIS XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition is now exclusively available at Harrods for £10,995.00.