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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

Origin: Grande Champagne, France; $22,000 (750 ml)

A century in the making, Louis XIII de Rémy Martin is a blend of 1,200 eaux-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% alcohol percentage, 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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