A sophisticated work of art. Louis XIII is not just a cognac — as everyone knows by now. The cognac is an intricate blend of 1,200 eaux de vie (that is only made once a year) sourced only from Grande Champagne and is encased in an individually-numbered crystal decanter. Who could resist a glass of this 100-year-old amber liquid? If you’re one of the many that found themselves nodding to that question, here’s some big news.
The Louis XIII Salmanazar contains 9 litres of cognac — which is equivalent to 12 classic Louis XIII decanter bottles and it is priced at $450,000 (approx. RM1,500,000). This is the most expensive cognac bottle yet.
Fine Baccarat crystal was used to hand-forge the first Louis XIII crystal decanter so it’s no surprise to have the same legendary crystal manufacturer’s presence in this special edition bottle. More than 20 craftsmen were involved in creating the Salmanazar crystal decanter, handling about 15kg of crystal plus the decanter’s neck that is decorated with 20-karat gold.
With the price of RM1,500,000, the Louis XIII Salmanazar comes in a display chest along with a set of eight crystal glasses, an engraved serving platter, and a custom-designed pipette for sampling and serving.
The Louis XIII Salmanazar is a one-and-only edition, making it a rare collector’s item. The decanter is currently located in Louis XIII at the world’s only and exclusive Louis XIII Boutique in Beijing, available for private viewing by appointments only.