Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 : the taste of perfection

Louis XIII dates back to the 19th century, nurtured by generations devoted to the finest cognac ever produced. When cellar master Pierrette Trichet discovered Louis XIII Rare Cask 43,8, she had no certainty that she would ever find another.

And five patient years later, she felt that same emotion, that moment of revelation and discovery that she remembered so well. Pierrette Trichet had found her second Rare Cask : the Rare Cask 42,6.


Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 signalled its distinction with an alcohol degree beyond the expected 40 percent, 42,6 degrees.

But the level of alcohol is merely a signal.

What sets a Rare Cask apart is the quite astonishing richness and intensity of its flavours. The reward is a cognac of truly extraordinary aromatic richness and complexity, with a multitude of long-aged nuances that no person can fully decipher at a single encounter.

Every tasting is a fresh adventure.

At the heart of the composition are those prized autumn flavours of nuts and dried fruit – the long-aged flavours for which Louis XIII is renowned – no surprise since this cask is by its nature born to the Louis XIII tradition.

Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 celebrates these delights and more, with salient aromas that are unique to this one precious cask – notes of plums and dates, mingling with flavours of gingerbread, prune stone and ginger, punctuated by a final touch of tobacco leaf.

To taste this Rare Cask is a supreme privilege that will transport you to the very limits of your imagination.

A celebration of the extraordinary

Precious black crystal is Rare Cask’s signature, expressed in a decanter that tests the skill of Baccarat’s crystal masters to the very limit of their craft.

Twenty craftsmen must work together on each decanter, meanwhile executing the most challenging colour that the art of crystal can aspire to.

The precious metal that defines Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 is rose gold, in brightly sensual contrast to the dark opulence of black crystal.

A rose gold decor dresses the neck of the decanter with a delicate decoration of quadrilobe motifs, crowned by a black crystal stopper that the coffret presents like a precious jewel.

The coffret itself is sealed with a gilded rose gold plaque, and opens to a sparkling display of light on the crystal details within.

There will never be more than 738 decanters of Rare Cask 42,6, and each will be serial numbered. To possess one such decanter is a privilege beyond all reckoning.

Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 – all decanters will be serial numbered from 001 to 738, are available from Louis XIII certified retailers, best palaces, hotels and restaurants (Louis XIII Fortress network). Suggested retail price, 18 000 €. For a glass of Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6,  you will have to spend 1 800 €.

The perfect cognac to celebrate New Year’s Eve !

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