Rémy Martin VSOP Bottled in 1969: Grandfather’s Gift to First Grandson

Here comes a Remy Martin VSOP, bottled in 1969. It’s a grandfather gift for first grandson in the family (that’s our reader). Bottle is unopened, kept in very good condition and temperature.

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The label of this Remy Martin VSOP reads: Fine champagne cognac, E.Remy Martin Cognac – Maison Fondee en 1724 France

Remy Martin VSOP

Remy Martin VSOP

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printed in france. fine champagne. signature of remy martin
remy martin Cognac v.s.o.p. 0.70l.
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alkohol: 40%

Remy Martin VSOP Back Label

Remy Martin VSOP Back Label

Date bottled: Februrary 1969

And this bottle is ready for sale, our reader asks  for an offer. Please comment and tell us more about this bottle, if you have any information. Thank you.


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34 Responses

#1 Dean on Apr 8, 2011, says:

As you can see, the bottle is not opened, and is in excellent condition. Gift was from my grandfather, when I was 18 years old,a very special one for me, but for some reasons I sell this bottle of COGNAC now. Today I’m 36 years old. Make your offer please, best offer will get this bottle of Remy Martin.

#2 bj on Apr 24, 2011, says:

Have you sold it yet? How much does a bottle like this cost?

#3 James on Apr 29, 2011, says:

The bottle is worth 100.00 to 150.00 Dollars

#4 James on Apr 29, 2011, says:

If you would like sell call me at 240-423-6890

#5 Dean on May 2, 2011, says:

Sir BJ bottle, Remy Martin Cognac, fine champagne v.s.o.p is not sold, is still in my house looking for real price, tell me your offer.As i mentioned, only contact with real customers

#6 Dean on May 2, 2011, says:

Sir James, this bottle of cognac was purchased in 1985 y.for much more than your current price.i will ask you not to write anything, becouse you insult me,with your offered price.As I wrote, filled 1969, and то be V.S.O.P certainly is + 10-15 y.keeped in barrel as you would have reached the real v.s.o.p.taste & Spirit.

best regards

Dean

#7 kingsley on May 12, 2011, says:

i also have a bottle left to me by my grandad, and have just read your article…

i would like to know the true value of this bottle

#8 Dean on May 14, 2011, says:

Dear friend, I do not know the true value, but some of my information for this type of cognac under the year and condition of the bottle and it is the substance of the 200e. upwards, so this is by age and condition / no, market value, this is a drink with style and age value.cheers

#9 Lady Di on May 26, 2011, says:

Sir Dean,
I too have one of these bottles, however, not in such a splended conditon as yours. I too would like to know the true value of this item; although, it sounds “PRICELESS”.

Regards

#10 Dean on May 26, 2011, says:

Dear, Lady Di,if you send me some photo of your bottle,maybe i can help you.

best regards.

Dean

#11 Dave on Jun 17, 2011, says:

Hey. My in-laws have a bottle with a label that looks exactly like the one you have. I can not, however see anything about the production year. How do you know that yours is from 1969.

#12 Dean on Jun 18, 2011, says:

Dave , If you look in the right lower part of the back label says,,datum punjenja ,, that meens-date of bottled-month and year, my bottle of February 1969

#13 Dave on Jun 20, 2011, says:

Oh I see. The back label of your bottle is bigger than the one I have. Mine ends at the signature, so I still can’t see how old it is – unfortunately. But thanks anyhow :-)

#14 Ann on Jul 10, 2011, says:

I have a bottle of this too without the date of bottling and it is absolutely wonderful. Yes – I have been enjoying it immensely.

#15 Monnie on Jul 18, 2011, says:

I DON’T HAVE A BOTTLE LIKE YOURS…. JUST A COMMENT ON HOW FABULOUS AND REMARKABLE HAVING ONE, WITH DIFFERENT VALUES…

#16 Kan on Aug 15, 2011, says:

I seem to have the same bottle but in rather worse condition. Mine also does not have the bottom part of the back label, it ends right after the signature. I’d really enjoy to know what it’s worth is. It’s a shame that no one here seems to know.

Best regards

#17 chris on Aug 20, 2011, says:

Hi, I have an unopened bottle the very same as yours, about 30years old so I’m told. It is in the original box with 2 glasses with Remy Martin and the emblem in gold lettering on each glass. Any Idea on its value? Cheers

#18 Suzie on Sep 11, 2011, says:

Hi, I have a bottle that also ends on the signature, is still in its original cellophane wrapper, however, it does have the words N.A.F.F.I. STORES FOR H.M. FORCES PRINTED ON THE FRONT LABEL. Has anyone any idea of the value please.? Thanks in anticipation.!

#19 Daniel on Sep 26, 2011, says:

Hi, I have the same bottle but in miniture and it is 70% proof, it is very old and from my grandad i am looking at it’s value can any one shead any light?
i also have

#20 Evilfish on Oct 2, 2011, says:

I have the same bottle, without bottling date. I also have the original cardboard box exterior packaging, with images of the map that is on the bottle’s back label, and also of green grapes seen behind a half-filled sommelier glass and the bottle with a ribbon around the neck.

#21 Dean on Oct 14, 2011, says:

I wonder whether to wait another month for the sale of some or enjoy a good Cuban cigar and Remy Martin …. hahaha … cheers

#22 Chicago on Dec 31, 2011, says:

I have the exact same bottle as shown in the picture and yes my back label stops at the signature. I’ve been trying to figure out the worth as well which led me to this site. With no results I’ll enjoy it with my mom and brother tonight for NYE. I was told that it was my grandfather’s and it could be older than my mom. She’s legally a senior citizen :) I’ll let everyone know how good it is. Thanks!

#23 Dean on Feb 2, 2012, says:

still waiting for the right offer ….

#24 Don Henny on Feb 2, 2012, says:

Ok for all of those who have this Bottle…
The Value is around 150 EURO these are from the 1960′s
If you Have the older version from the 1930′s then it’s 350 to 500euro worth

#25 Suzie on Feb 2, 2012, says:

My Father purchased his in 1957, does anyone have the faintest idea of its worth please……………………..:-)

#26 Louie on Apr 17, 2012, says:

If you want to sell , Please contact .. (Comment by admin: Please first place an offer, later on you may communicate via email. We are trying to make this more transparent for everyone here. Thank you.)

#27 Mike on Dec 12, 2012, says:

I want to buy your bottle how much u want

#28 Jennifer Anderson on Feb 5, 2013, says:

have bottle of remy martin like in the picture not sure what its worth but would like to sell it…if intersted let me know

#29 Kimmie on Feb 6, 2013, says:

I will buy 0ne hundred. 100$

#30 Tony on Feb 6, 2013, says:

75$ to $100

#31 Chuck on Jul 8, 2013, says:

My aunt just gave me this bottle, but I’m wondering if it is a fake? It is still sealed, but the liquid level is at the bottom of the VSOP label at the top. Instead of saying “France” in black at the bottom right of the front, it says “Produce of France” in red lettering. On the back under REMY MARTIN, it says “Map Representing various Growths of the Cognac District” instead of “Carte de Crus de la…” The bottom of the back says “Sole Virgin Islands Importers” the Charles Bellows and Co. LTD. followed by ST-Thomas V.I. It is a pretty old bottle, but it is in great condition. Just some inconsistencies on the label. Anyone know if it’s a fake?

#32 Chef Henry on Aug 31, 2013, says:

I’m sorry to be the one to burst everyone’s bubble. But after cognac (or any spirit, as opposed to wine) is bottled, its age never changes. In other words, a ten year old spirit bottled twenty years ago is still a ten year old spirit. This is, in fact, a best-case scenario – if the cork is unsound, then the spirit will deteriorate from coming into contact with atmospheric oxygen.

The good news is that your Remy should be as good today as the day it was given to you by your grandfather. From a quality standpoint, it is no different than a recently bottled Remy VSOP – but that is hardly a bad thing.

As I type, I am sipping a very old bottle of Remy VSOP that I bought unopened at an estate sale for the royal sum of seven bucks – a terrific deal. When I removed the foil, the cork seemed intact. But when I attempted to withdraw it, it crumbled to pieces. So I passed it through a strainer, and decanted it into a clean wine bottle with a screw cap. I must say, it is absolutely delicious.

As a point of information, French law requires that the youngest brandy in a VSOP cognac is four years. An exceptional VSOP may contain a small percentage of older brandies. But the exigencies of the market are such that older brandies are reserved for above-VSOP quality labels with fanciful names such as Napoleon, XO, etc. Bear in mind, though, that older doesn’t necessarily mean better.

Your grandfather gave you a very nice gift, and I’m sure he’d want you to drink it, not sell it. My advice is to invite a few friends over, open it up, and toast your grandfather.

#33 Chef Henry on Aug 31, 2013, says:

Chuck, the bottle your aunt gave you is definitely authentic. If it is unopened, and the level of the spirit (called ullage) is lower than when it was bottled, the cork is unsound, and the spirit is evaporating, losing both volume and alcoholic strength.

Under the circumstances, the best thing you can do is open it up and decant it into a clean wine bottle with a sound cork, or better yet, a tight-fitting screw cap. How it will taste remains to be seen. But the spirit will definitely be poorer than Dean’s example.

#34 Patti on Aug 16, 2014, says:

I have acquired several vintage/ or older bottles of wines and cognac that we would like to sell. The Cognac is as above, E. Remy Martin Co. V.S.O.P. Fine Champagne Cognac. I am guessing it is about 1969 black label in very good condition. It is unopened and the cap is sealed with the red tax tape.

Thanks for any comments
Patti

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