LOUIS XIII DE RÉMY MARTIN

Opinion / Food LOUIS XIII DE RÉMY MARTIN
Opinion / Food LOUIS XIII DE RÉMY MARTIN

This week something special happened. I got a call from Patrick Mariuz, international brand manager at Louis XIII. He asked me if I wanted to try this rare, $3000 cognac and of course I said yes. He told me the history of the brand but also answered some questions about the process of making this fine cognac. Louis XIII contains some grape distillate that is left to mature for over a hundred years, and this of course means that the process of producing this Cognac is a special one. A total of four cellar masters have a hand in the game before the final product. That is quite amazing indeed.

Opinion / Food LOUIS XIII DE RÉMY MARTIN
Opinion / Food LOUIS XIII DE RÉMY MARTIN

How does a 150 years old cognac taste? Nothing like I’ve never tasted before and frankly quite hard to describe. The color is very dark but the aroma is fresh and full of tropical fruit and nectar. The taste doesn’t match the aroma, normal cognac usually have similar taste as the aroma but not in this case. Taste of alcohol is not there but is discrete to lift up the senstation of taste. The last question, is it worth the money? Definitely if you can afford it. Never experienced a cognac this unique.

Opinion / Food LOUIS XIII DE RÉMY MARTIN