LOUIS XIII cognac was created in 1874. Each decanter takes four generations of cellar masters over 100 years to craft. Its grapes grow in the chalky soils of Grande Champagne, the most sought-after area of the Cognac region, in France.
It is an intricate alchemy of up to 1200 eaux-de-vie, the youngest of which is at least 40 years old. The unique blend evokes tasting notes and scents of myrrh, honey, immortelle, plum, honeysuckle, wood bark, leather and passion fruits. LOUIS XIII cognac is the ultimate expression of the mastery of time. Their new masterpiece L’Odyssée d’Un Roi arrives in London and showcases the very best craftsmanship.
Fresh from its success in New York, L’Odyssée d’Un Roi will be displayed to the UK public in London till 16th November. It includes an entirely hand-stitched leather trunk, three white gold pipettes and LOUIS XIII’s exceptional Cognac blend in a mouth-blown, hand-engraved crystal magnum decanter and glasses.
On the 16th November it will be auctioned at Sotheby’s , with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit organization, The Film Foundation founded by Martin Scorsese and several other leading filmmakers to preserve and restore classic films.
Inspired by LOUIS XIII’s incredible travelling history (from shipments in the late 1870s to presence on the Orient-Express and Concorde), this is an incredible feat of craftsmanship from luxury French Cognac LOUIS XIII and three iconic French design houses: Hermés, Puiforcat and Saint Louis.
L’Odyssée d’Un Roi will be on display at Hermès’ Bond Street Store (24th – 30thOctober) and Sotheby’s (7th – 16th November).
Hermès (115 New Bond Street London W1S 2UA)