It’s not wine: Cognac Lafite Rothschild Très Vieille Réserve!

We received a message from a reader who has a Lafite Rothschild Cognac!

“Lafite Rothschild does Cognac?” one may think.. well it is “selected” by Lafite.. not produced. There is a simple little word on the label. One word: Selectionné.

If anybody has further information about this bottle – please post your comments and let us know.

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Lafite Rothschild Tres Vieille Reserve bottle

Lafite Rothschild Tres Vieille Reserve bottle

Lafite Rothschild Cognac comes in a straw basket. “Tres Vieille” means directly translated “very old”.

Label of Tres Vieille Reserve Lafite Rothschild

Label of Tres Vieille Reserve Lafite Rothschild

Selectionné oar Lafite Rothschild. Commercialisé par Grandcru SA. Emb 17364 A.

Cognac seal cork Lafite Rothschild

Cognac seal cork Lafite Rothschild

The logo of Lafite and the 5 arrows can be seen on the label, 70cl and 40,5% ABV.

Regarding a price & value we found the following cost one would have to acquire such a bottle: € 420 (515 USD, 327 GBP). The same Cognac in a 1,5 liter bottle costs € 733.

Thank you for your inshights and background information.

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16 Responses

#1 Sabine Bauer-Zouhar on Aug 18, 2010, says:

I want to sell this special cognac, if someone is interested, write me an email!

Sabine Bauer-Zouhar, Germany
sabine@zouharundzouhar.de

#2 Scott Clevenger on Aug 29, 2010, says:

I came across a bottle of this in London and purchased it. I have had it on a few occassions and can state that it is a very fine cognac indeed. The bottle is beautiful hand blown glass (full of little air bubbles) and the aroma is pure bliss. A bit hot on the palate, but very nice old cognac flavors. Worth the money…as an oddity yes. Are the better cognacs out there for the price? Probably.

#3 Alain Royer on Dec 12, 2010, says:

Lafite Rothschild Cognac. This project was initiated in the years 1986 or about by Eric de Rothschild when the group was managed by Yves Le Canu. They had a contact with a cognac producer. Originally it was for the château’s consumption after the phenomenal receptions and meals hosted by the Family. Some of their direct importers in the world wanted that cognac and Grancru began to produce it for their network of importers. That line was extended to an Armagnac sourced from one of the best negociants in the region. If you want more information, just contact me, I have been instrumental in putting this on the market.

#4 Cognac Expert on Dec 12, 2010, says:

Thank you for sharing these insights with us

#5 William on May 8, 2011, says:

I had a bottle of the first released vintage and it was phenomenal! So sweet and tender tastes, I doubt I will ever have another cognac that will rival it.

#6 Stanley on May 29, 2011, says:

I recently come across a bottle of Lafite Rothschild Cognac with the black wax seal. Is it authentic?

#7 Cognac Expert on May 29, 2011, says:

Dear Stanley, please use our SUBMIT BOTTLE function for this. It’s critical to follow the asked steps, and also to send the needed photographs. Otherwise a serious evaluation is not really possible.

#8 me on Jul 28, 2011, says:

I bought a bottle at the Morrell and Co. auction in 2010. I also bought two bottles of aged Henssey XO and Remey Martin XO Special, as well as Louis XIII. I must say that the lafite is good but not great. Unlike the great vintages of the wines of LR, It is more of a conversational piece than a monumental experience. The Xiii goes on and on.. on the palate. This one represnts more fruit and has more of raison finish. It is ripe to drink! Very sweet, very woody, but it fizzles. Cant see myself paying 500+ for another bottle. I prefer Hine for 50 dollars all day log….On another note, the Xiii does go, ON and ON! But there is a 800+ price difference. If you want quality and have friends who will undersand and appreciate, go with Xiii. If you want to drink sustainable congac, well….There are others for much less hit on your pocket.

#9 Tom on Oct 14, 2011, says:

Can anyone advise what the quality designation is? XO, VSOP etc? Sorry if that is a silly question!

#10 Ding on Nov 12, 2011, says:

anybody has this cognac with gift basket pack, pls let me know

#11 Ding on Nov 21, 2011, says:

anybody has this cognac with gift basket pack, pls let me know

cognaclafite@yahoo.com.cn

#12 Hot Doug on Dec 29, 2011, says:

I have one bottle to sell please contact me if anyone interest.
I live in NYC so I will give direct to you .

#13 hector carrasco on Feb 20, 2012, says:

i have one bottle of baron de rothschild lafite vieilles rsrv cognac france with black seal in theoriginal basket pack , i interest in comercialitation and recive more information about the product.

#14 roman on Apr 5, 2012, says:

if you have a bottle(s) you would like to sell I would be interested

#15 johnny bjerke. on Apr 9, 2012, says:

martell l or 24 k.gold 1990 .want to buy ?

#16 Peter on Aug 1, 2012, says:

How much would you sell your L’or de Martell please?

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