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How to drink LOUIS XIII Cognac ?

February 2019

HOW TO DRINK LOUIS XIII COGNAC

HOW DO YOU DRINK LOUIS XIII COGNAC? 

The secret to enjoying LOUIS XIII Cognac is to take your Time. Find the right moment.  Whether it’s before, during or after dining, alone or with family and friends, choose a moment when you can stop the clock and savor every instant of the tasting ritual. Slowly pour 2 - 3 cl of the amber liquid into a dedicated crystal glass. Hold it in the palm of your hand to warm it slightly, then let it rest at room temperature for 8 - 10 minutes before beginning your journey. 

PREPARE YOUR SENSES 

The LOUIS XIII Cognac tasting ritual is a complete sensorial experience that starts with sight.  Hold your glass at arms’ length and admire the beauty of its gold and amber hues. Raise it to eye-level and gently incline it: note its mahogany transparency, it’s smooth honeyed sheen. Bring it closer to experience the first ‘nose’. Hold it a few centimeters away to capture the initial light, floral bouquet, then bring it directly under your nose and breath in its intense, opulent depths. 

SUCCUMB TO THE WAVE OF TIME 

Savor it slowly. Each drop takes decades to master, yet each encounter is unique. Place a drop on your lips - a fragrant kiss to prepare the palate. Then take a second drop and let the wave rise. Circulate the precious blend of eaux-de-vie around your tongue and the roof of your mouth to appreciate each individual note - remarkable notes of dried roses, honey, myrrh, cigar box, plum, honeysuckle, leather, figs and passion fruit that spark deep-rooted memories in swells – a rich complexity that reveals itself with infinite finesse, drop by drop.

A TASTING RITUAL LIKE NO OTHER

Bring a new dimension to your tasting ritual by enjoying LOUIS XIII Cognac with a selection of exquisite food pairings devised by Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau. The finest Beluga Caviar is a match made in heaven: its subtle ocean notes allow every facet of LOUIS XIII to shine through. Or serve it with melt-in-the-mouth Jamon Iberico De Bellota shavings to echo its silky-smooth texture and long lingering finish. 

Let yourself go. Be transported by the aromas and flavors of up to 1200 eaux-de-vie aged in traditional tierçons watched over by generations of Cellar Masters. The LOUIS XIII Cognac tasting experience is a journey. Bon voyage!