Limited-edition in tribute to André Hériard Dubreuil
For the first time ever, LOUIS XIII presents an exquisite and totally unprecedented 35 cl crystal decanter. Part of the Black Pearl Collection, it contains a rare blend of LOUIS XIII cognac, signature of the cellar André Hériard Dubreuil. This edition was named after the former chairman, born 100 years ago and was produced in a numbered and limited edition of only 1498 bespoke Baccarat decanters in the colour of steel. Its precious liquid is drawn from a single tierçon hidden in the family reserve, deep inside the André Hériard Dubreuil cellar, cooler, darker and damper than the other cellars.
Signature of the cellar André Hériard Dubreuil
When you arrive in front of the blackened walls of the cellar built in his name, when you step inside into the half-light, the air is chilly, but the moist warmth of the forest carpet is distinct – there’s the scent of the undergrowth, of mossy banks and tree bark, of wild mushrooms… Here, set against the chalky wall deep in the alcove in the family reserve, lies the tierçon that caught the attention of Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau in 2017. These specific conditions give fresh, floral and intense earthy aromas for a LOUIS XIII blend with a singular signature. Discover remarkable notes of dried roses, honey, myrrh, cigar box, plum, honeysuckle, leather, figs and passion fruit that gradually give way to the scent of wet chalk and woody undergrowth and leave nothing but smooth elegance in their wake.
A decanter of precious iridescence crafted by Baccarat
Inspired by a flask found on the battlefield of Jarnac in 1569 and acquired by Paul-Émile Rémy Martin in 1850, this limited edition is an exquisite work of art. Only award-winning crystal-makers at the Maison Baccarat could produce an object of such refined and intricate beauty. The delicate symmetry of the lacework, the meticulous detail of the medallions with their minute pearl inlays, the pure iridescence of hand-blown crystal decorated with precious palladium plating… The LOUIS XIII BLACK PEARL AHD decanter is a pure concentrate of expertise and emotion.