We all know that fine wines and cognacs are often the penchant of the rich and famous, but it’s not that often that a complete collection comes to the market.

Alain Delon's Cognac stash

But that’s what happening at the end of November, when French movie star, Alain Delon’s thousand bottle collection comes under the hammer.  Sure to appeal to collectors around the globe, the auction is being run by Cornette de Saint Cyr and will be held in Paris on the 26th November, 2011 at Fouquet’s on the Champs-Elysées.

The collection consists of a wide variety of wines, and also two bottles of 1840 Cognac from Bisquit-Dubouché.  These are estimated at between 500 – 600 euros per bottle (although perhaps this is a rather conservative estimate).

Bisquit Dubouché 1840

Other wines of distinction on offer including various vintages of Chateau Latour dating back to 1935, Chateau Mouton-Rothschild from the year 1936 onwards and various Château Lafite bottles from 1928 to 2007.

Source: www.sudouest.fr
Pic: www.thewhiskyexchange.com

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.

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