Louis XIII Cognac Review

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Louis XIII Cognac is the flagship product from the House of Rémy Martin. It is an ultra-premium cognac, and has been a symbol of wealth and luxury for many generations. The cognac comes housed in unique, handmade crystal decanters—individually numbered, so no two are exactly identical.

Louis XIII is made from a blend of up to 1,200 different eaux-de-vie (unaged grape brandies), with the youngest having been aged at least 40 years, and the oldest up to 100 years. All of the grapes used to produce the eaux-de-vie have been sourced from the Grande Champagne region, the most prestigious of six appellations legally allowed to produce cognac.

The color is a rich, dark amber, and the nose offers fruity and floral aromas with notes of vanilla, dried fruit, and spices. On the palate, things started out quick with a rush of flavor including raisins, tropical fruits, and spice, before mellowing out and moving on to hints of honey and dried fruits. The finish is bright and long, with a burst of flavor that continues to linger and expand long after you’ve swallowed.

As can be expected, Louis XIII isn’t cheap, and we certainly do not recommend mixing this into cocktail recipes if you’re fortunate enough to get your hands on a bottle some. But fans of rich, delicious cognacs with some money to burn won’t be disappointed. For more info, read the full story of Louis XIII Cognac.

— 40% ABV
— $2,500+

CE Rating: ★★★★★

Written by Jay Hung

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