The Time Collection recounts the Louis XIII journey in a story that shares its celebrated adventures and relives great landmarks of human history.
In 1900 it was awarded at the Paris World Fair; in 1929 it was aboard the fabled Orient Express; in 1935 it accompanied the inaugural sailing of the S.S. Normandie; in 1938 Louis XIII was present to celebrate the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Versailles; in 1944 to celebrate the liberation of France with Charles de Gaulle; in 1984 it was aboard the Supersonic Concorde at Mach 2.
The first release “The Origin – 1874” is a tribute to the original decanter created in 1874.
The cognac presented in this exclusive decanter is the classic Louis XIII blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie drawn exclusively from Grande Champagne.
“The Origin -1874” returns to the design of the very first decanters. At that time, the decanter’s distinctive features included 13 dentellespikes (and not the usual 10 spikes we know now) and a unique stopper in the form of an upturned decanter (instead of a fleur-de-lys).
The neck and collar seal are in a champagne-gold hue, exclusive to this edition.
Made of pure Saint-Louis crystal, the decanter is housed in ametal case which features a woven texture, a modern reinterpretation of the wicker baskets in which the original bottles of Louis XIII were delivered. It is sealed with a slender metal rod, like the baskets were in their day.