Weekly Obsession: The Limited Edition L’Essence de Courvoisier Xi
The highly exclusive L’Essence de Courvoisier Xi is great as a festive gift or a collector's item
It's not even been two weeks since Christmas and you've barely survived the festivities of the New Year, but why yes, we're already looking at gifts befitting of Chinese New Year. After all, it's never too early for limited edition liquor sets that might be snapped up quickly if you don't get in on the game fast enough.
But to be fair to the new L'Essence de Courvoisier Xi, the tear-drop shaped decanter that bears the delicate golden engraving of the Chinese symbol 'Double Happiness' could double up as a stylish wedding gift to a couple (you actually like), or as a means of expressing your well wishes to a boss (you really want to impress). Of course, if you're simply looking at the L'Essence de Courvoisier Xi as a collection piece, the sleekly-shaped decanter and accompanying shiny reliquary black box would make the perfect centrepiece on the mantle of your home.
Connoisseurs will have no problem recognizing the L'Essence de Courvoisier Xi as the luxury cognac it is (it's lauded as one of the best in the world, and has been awarded numerous accolades), but for the uninitiated, the L'Essence de Courvoisier wields the clout it has thanks to a combination of rare blends housed in the cellars dating back to the early 20th century, and consists of over 100 precious eaux-de-vie from the two most exclusive crus in the Cognac region (Grande Champagne and Borderies).
The highly collectable and exclusive L’Essence de Courvoisier Xi has a world-wide limited run of only 1,000 in this individually numbered series, of which 30 bottles is now available in Singapore. Each bottle retails at S$5,588, and purchases can be made through Beam Global Asia.
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