Make way for the ultimate tribute to the legendary LOUIS XIII cognac. Three masterpieces, featuring a rare blend of this cognac, are set to be auctioned by Sotheby’s in September 2016 and the proceeds will benefit a nonprofit organization, founded by Martin Scorsese and several other leading filmmakers to preserve and restore classic films.
L’ODYSSÉE D’UN ROI is a unique collaboration with French luxury houses HERMÈS, PUIFORCAT and SAINT-LOUIS, who have contributed to the creation of this series of masterpieces that will be presented as a part of a yearlong travelling exhibition. They are set to be auctioned in New York (September 2016), Hong Kong (October 2016) and London (November 2016).
More than 50 artisans have worked upon these bespoke creations which include a blend of LOUIS XIII Cognac, enriched with a selection of the house’s oldest treasures from Grande Champagne, a bespoke trunk hand-stitched by HERMÈS using the finest leathers, a white gold pipette forged by the Art Deco silversmith PUIFORCAT, a crystal decanter and four elegant serving glasses. In addition, the work of art also includes a book that chronicles LOUIS XIII’s mythical journeys on the 16th-century battlefield in rural France.
LOUIS XIII cognac was created in the year 1874 and each decanter takes about four generations of cellar masters over a 100 years to craft. This unique blend evokes the scent and tasting notes of honey, plum, immortelle, leather, wood bark, honeysuckle and passion fruits.