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Black Pearl

LOUIS XIII BLACK PEARL

LOUIS XIII BLACK PEARL

Looking back to the origins of LOUIS XIII, the first decanter was inspired by a metal flask found by a peasant in 1850 on the site of the battle of Jarnac. Whose flask was it? Up until now, it remains a complete mystery. Some say it may have been a knight's property… others say the owner was one General.


In 2007, as an homage to these very beginnings of LOUIS XIII, Black Pearl was created. It is the stunning result of a close collaboration with crystal-maker Baccarat, an unusual tête-à-tête between two sensibilities and two temporalities. The edition is an exclusive, individually numbered series produced from a century-old tierçon.


LOUIS XIII Black Pearl is indeed described as flamboyant and elusive, transcending time with a glamorous design combining classicism and modernity. This unique crystal harbors at its heart a LOUIS XIII cognac that was aged in the "C100-46" century-old tierçon – a fabulous witness to the Century that has transpired.


Hidden since 1960 in a cellar located at the heart of the Grollet family estate, this extremely rare tierçon was one of the oldest in the family's personal reserve.