Rémy Martin Louis XIII Le Salmanazar
Rémy Martin // Grand Champagne, France
This Le Salmanazar bottling, a nine-liter crystal decanter of Louis XIII Cognac, is one of a kind. Crafted by renown French crystal maker Baccarat, it took 20 artisans to handle the 15 kilos of crystal. Louis XIII is a prestigious cuvée indeed. First introduced in 1874, it is comprised of over 1200 eaux de vie from the Grande Champagne region aging from 40 up to 100 years of age. Today, Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau has the responsibility for the blend. Le Salmanazar is available exclusively at the world's only Louis XIII Boutique in Beijing for a price of 2.8 million RMB (~$450,000).
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask TypeFrench oak