Louis XIII de Rémy Martin
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The cognac is manufactured using wine grapes from the Grande Champagne territory of Cognac, France. It is blended from 1200 eaux de vie, from 40 to 100 year-old. It is aged in tierçons (oak barrels that are several hundred years old) in its own cellar.
Louis XIII LE JEROBOAM is four times the capacity of the regular LOUIS XIII. Eleven pounds of crystal are gathered, blown and shaped to create the decanter. Each decanter is individually numbered. The Louis XIII LE JEROBOAM collection is only released in very limited quantities each year.
A 750 ml bottle of Louis XIII may be priced as high as US$34,000; the average price range is $2,100 - $3,100. "Louis XIII Black Pearl" is a limited edition cognac individually numbered from 1 to 786 in Baccarat dark crystal decanters.
A bottle of Louis XIII was offered as a wager in the 1988 film Cocktail. As an indicator of the increase in value, Tom Cruise remarked "A $500 bottle of brandy?"
Rapper Xzibit collaborated with King T in 2012 to make a song titled "Louis XIII."
In the 2013 movie, Lee Daniels' The Butler, lead character Cecil Gaines shows knowledge of the spirit during his interview to become part of the White House staff, commenting that the French have mastered the cognac.
References and notes
- "Rémy Martin Louis XIII Jeroboam - breaking news!". CognacFans. June 15, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
- "Louis XIII. Black Pearl auction in Prague". ABCPrague. November 1, 2007. Retrieved April 26, 2008.
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