A reader has a cognac bottle at home: A Bonniot Fine Champagne Napoleon Cognac.

The bottle is located in Rogers, Arkansas USA. The Reader writes “We have British friends living in the US who had the bottle in their wine collection. When the returned to Great Britain eleven years ago they left it with us. The bottle has letters stating “Liquor Bottle France.”
Because of the shape of the curved neck it is hard to determine the exact fill level.”

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“Whole Bottle Front”

The label reads: Neck Label: Napoleon, V.S.O.P., Grand Cru

Main Label: Cognac Fine Champagne; Bottled and shipped by A. Bonniot & Co; Cognac F?rm (this word is obscured) Centenaire; Founded in 1826; 4/5 Quart; Product of France; 80 Proof Hand Writting may say No 2971
Back Label: Includes maps of the Cognac District and sub-divisions. Sole Agents: A.H. Ruse Liquor Store, St. Thomas V.I.; Product of France

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar:


Front Label

How has the bottle been stored:

  • At room temperature
  • Up-right standing

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine




The level of the cognac: High shoulder or top shoulder: the level of cognac has reached the upper curve of the shoulder

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Cognac Fine Champagne.

Please make your offers, ask questions or inform us about this bottle – give your opinion. Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting your email address into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting email addresses into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

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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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