A reader has this bottle of Brugerolle Aigle Rouge Napoleon Cognac at home in Paris, France. This is what our user writes about its story: “This bottle was given to my father in 1962 by an officer on Compagnie Générale Transatlantique liner “France” where this cognac was proposed to first class passengers for maiden and first travels. The bottle stayed in his wine cellar in Le Havre until my mother died in 2006. Since then it is in my own wine cellar (the photographs are taken there). I question myself on possible value and potential interest for an amateur.”

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The label reads: Over the top of the bottle in the wax “LEOPOLD BRUGEROLLE” around a cross and 9 points
Under the top a red paper seal “LEOPOLD BRUGEROLLE * MATHA” with the same cross and points.
Above the front label a black paper seal with an imperial “N” under a crown and 29 stars, the biger stars under the “N”, the smaller above the crown.
Under this label “45 grands prix”
Then the front label:
“Aigle rouge, an imperial red eagle, COGNAC, NAPOLEON, Produced & bottled/ Mis en bouteilles At/ MATHA près de COGNAC, by/par Léopold Brugerolle (o+) (c+) “(for military distinctions)
On the left: “N” “Aigle rouge”
under: “N°7” “Produce of France”, “Printed in France”
under “Leopold Brugerolle” signature in red

Back label:
Century 1847 1947 Distillerie de Matha Léopold Brugerolle established 1847 PROUDLY PRSENTS! COGNAC NAPOLEON “Aigle rouge” for the enjoyment of the connaisseur. WINNER OF 45 AWARDS . List of 38 Grand Prix, 2 Grand Prix ou hors concours from 1906 to 1931. Ln N°8bis.

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: No

How has the bottle been stored:

  • In a cellar
  • Up-right standing

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine
  • Cork is protected by a wax seal

The level of the cognac: Into neck: this means the level of cognac is still in the upper bottle neck, normal

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Brugerolle Aigle Rouge Napoleon.

Please make your offers, ask questions or inform us about this bottle – give your opinion.

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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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    Che valore ha una bottiglia di sèlectionnè a Matha près Cognac par Léopold Brugerolle

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