Louis XIII is since 1874 the high end trademark of Rémy Martin, taking advantage of their know-how spanning now more than a century in the composition of cognacs. The basic elements available for the blending are no less than 1,200 varieties of spirits from Grande Champagne aged in oak casks. Note that the Grande Champagne, which has nothing to do with the Epernay region, is the wine terroir known for producing the best cognacs, around Segonzac.
The Louis XIII cognac is conditioned in serialized decanters that can be part of special series. Appointed Rémy Martin's maître de chai (cellar master) in 2014, Baptiste Loiseau has just created L'Odyssée d'un Roi.
The L'Odyssée d'un Roi cognac was divided into three decanters in Saint-Louis crystal. Each decanter is stored in its Hermes case, accompanied by four tasting glasses in Saint-Louis, a white gold pipette by Puiforcat and a small book honoring the journeys of the real king Louis XIII.
Sotheby's manages the auction on request from Rémy Martin for the benefit of The Film Foundation (TFF), a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 by Martin Scorsese for the preservation of the cultural heritage of cinema and the restoration of old films.
The first 1.75-liter decanter is etched with the map of the Americas. It will be sold on September 10 in New York, lot 1. The second jug containing 1.5 liters on the theme of Asia comes on October 1 in Hong Kong, lot 2. The lot 3 displaying the Europe, also announced in 1.5 liters, terminates this luxury parade on November 16 in London.
This prestigious operation comes within the new trend developed by Sotheby's to tighten the relations between visual arts and gastronomy.
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RESULTS INCLUDING PREMIUM :
NEW YORK : $ 135K
HONG KONG : HK 1.47M
LONDON : £ 180K