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Remy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6

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Rémy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 was hand-selected by cellar master Pierrette Trichet for its exceptional qualities

Remy Martin Louis XIII Rare cask 42,6

Grande Champagne, France

Price: $20,000

A century in the making, Louis XIII de Rémy Martin is a blend of 1,200 eau de vie aged 40 to 100 years, hand-selected by cellar masters and carefully watched until it reaches its ideal state. Once in a great while, a tierçon, or aged oak barrel, displays an exceptional quality that prompts the cellar master to distinguish it as a "Rare Cask." The latest batch to earn that distinction, dubbed Rare Cask 42,6 in reference to its 42.6 percent alcohol by volume, displays rich aromas and complex notes of plum, gingerbread and tobacco leaf. Cased in handsome black crystal, Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 is limited to just 738 decanters.

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