Louis XIII Le Jeroboam

  • Louis XIII Le Jeroboam

When Paul-Emile Rémy Martin registered his now-iconic Cognac on June 13, 1874, he listed it as Louis XIII, Âge Inconnu (Age Unknown). Today, its age is not only known, but legendary as a blend of 1,200 different Grand Champagne eaux-de-vie ranging from 40 to 100 years. Equally famous, the crystal Louis XIII decanter is styled after a 16th-century flagon found on the site of the Battle of Jarnac. Typically, these decanters are made in 750-milliliter and 1.5-liter-magnum sizes. But now a limited, numbered edition of 100 Louis XIII Jeroboams are being offered. Each 3-liter decanter requires 11 pounds of molten crystal to produce, and comes encased in an oak chest with a collector’s book, a certificate of authenticity, tasting-ritual notes by cellar master Pierette Trichet, a tasting pipette, and four crystal goblets custom-designed by Christophe Pillet. Unfortunately, 3-liter Le Jeroboams cannot be imported into the United States, so they must be purchased outside the country. However, by special arrangement, Le Jeroboam No. 13 will be auctioned for charity in the U.S. on December 2, with proceeds going to the Ruby Peck Foundation for Children’s Education (www.rpfoundation.org/louisxiii). ($22,800)

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