The LOUIS XIII LE MATHUSALEM edition will make new history for LOUIS XIII, the timeless cognac first created in 1874.
The first LOUIS XIII LE MATHUSALEM decanters will be available worldwide as of November 2016, after being launched exclusively at Harrods in London in September for a period of two months.
Based on the saying, "as old as Mathusalem,", legend says that Mathusalem was the oldest man to ever live, making this a most fitting edition for LOUIS XIII.
"LOUIS XIII LE MATHUSALEM is truly the result of a work of art and genius, a tribute to craftsmanship and time. Harrods in London, a renowned institution whose History goes back as far as Louis XIII's, is the ideal setting in which to launch this monumental edition, " said Ludovic du Plessis, LOUIS XIII Global Executive Director.
A very limited number of LOUIS XIII LE MATHUSALEM will be made, with each individually numbered.
Made by the legendary crystal manufacturer Baccarat, it requires over 20 master craftsmen to produce.
This is the very first time that a cognac will produce a Mathusalem edition in crystal: each of these decanters is blown by the craftsmen of La Maison Baccarat in respect of a savoir-faire handed down over generations to generations. A feat of crystal craftsmanship for a monumental cognac, with an alchemy of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie, the youngest of which is at least 40 years old.
Its historic blend evokes tasting notes and aromas of myrrh, honey, immortelle, plum, honeysuckle, wood bark, leather and passion fruits.
LOUIS XIII LE MATHUSALEM is presented in a luxurious display chest featuring 8 crystal glasses housed in a dedicated case, a serving platter and a pipette, in honour of the ancestral tasting and serving rituals of the cellar masters.