LOUIS XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition
To celebrate the 140th anniversary of the LOUIS XIII brand, the House of Rémy Martin is unveiling a limited series of just 775 decanters of the LOUIS XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition. These numbered decanters are drawn from a unique 572-litre tierçon, part of the family's reserve in the Domaine de Merpins. Handmade a century ago using oak from France's Limousin region, the tierçon – marked C-100-93 – is only the third of its kind to be released by the family in the past 100 years.
AN ICONIC DECANTER
Such an important celebration demands an iconic decanter: a contemporary "Black Pearl" version of the original metal flask that inspired Paul-Émile Rémy Martin when he created LOUIS XIII in 1874. To craft this superb metallic decanter, the House of Baccarat treated the crystal using a unique plating technique. This gives the decanter a beautiful reflective quality, with myriad subtle contrasts of light and dark dancing across its surface. Achieving this dichroic effect involves layering successive thin coatings of precious materials (titanium, carbon and gold) one upon the other. The result is a true work of art.