First created in 1874, LOUIS XIII Cognac is an exquisite blend of up to 1,200 grapes eaux-de-vie sourced 100% fromÿGrande Champagne, the first cru of the Cognac region. Each eau-de-vie is matured slowly inside oak cask. Each individually numbered decanter is designed after an original 16th century metal flask, discovered on the site of the battle of Jarnac in France and is made from fine crystal for generations, mouth-blown by some of the most skilled master craftsmen. Over the decades, a mysterious communion between the air, the wood and the eaux-de-vie culminates in a magical firework of flavors and aromas, evoking myrrh, honey, dried roses, plum, honeysuckle, cigar box, leather, figs and passion fruit. Louis XIII develops intense aromas which persist more than one hour on the palate. The myriad of reflections and colors dancing in the light ranges from assertive and flamboyant golden hues to marvelous reflections of mahogany, all the way up to fiery red. "LOUIS XIII is a wave of sensations that carries you away" says Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau.