Louis XIII

The story of the famous cognac begins in 1695 with the birth of Rémy Martin in Rouillac, some 25 kilometres from Cognac where he started as a winegrower. When Rémy was 29 years old, he founded a trading company in Cognac and sold cognac in bulk to other traders at his home market and abroad, as was customary at the time.

In 1841, Paul-Emile Rémy Martin breaks with the family tradition by bottling cognac himself, using the family name. From 1874, Paul-Emile also bottled a special selection of his very best and oldest barrels under the name "Grande Champagne Très Vieille - Age Inconnu". He already uses the characteristic bottle shape with its elegant fins and the 'fleur-de-lys' symbol: the French lily which refers to former French royal houses.

The cognac Louis XIII in its distinctive Baccarat crystal bottle is first used in 1938 for export to America. It is the most precious cognac made by the house of Rémy Martin.

Each year, the cellar master selects the best barrels of Eau-de-vie for the production of this unique brandy. The most youthful cognac for the final blend is aged for at least 40 years in ‘Limousin’ oak barrels, the oldest can be over a 100 years old.

Overall this leads to a divine spirit about which connoisseurs and journalists from over the world cannot stop describing all perceivable aromas. It is therefore with great pleasure that we bring this cognac to your attention at our December auction.

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