We begin the week with this Grande Fine Champagne Cognac by Courvoisier. The bottle is located in Chicago, USA.

The Reader tells us that “The bottle was found in a small home bar in a basement of an old apartment building. The owner passed away and the new owner found it in a box hidden away behind some other bottles or liqueur. The bottle came in a decorative case which was decorated with an picture of the French countryside “

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Courvoisier Grande Fine Champagne CognacFull bottle

The label reads: All courvoisier cognac bears the registered phrase “the brandy of Napoleon”
Produced and bottles by courvoisier Jarnac France
Imported by W A Taylor & company, New York NY

When imported this cognac was accompanied by an acquit regional jaune d’or issued by the French government indicating the the grape brandy was distiller in the cognac region of France from wine produced in that district

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: Yes.
Us internal revenue tax paid

Courvoisier Grande Fine Champagne CognacFront label

How has the bottle been stored:

  • At room temperature

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine
  • Cork seems to be dry
  • Cork is protected by a wax seal

Courvoisier Grande Fine Champagne CognacCork

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 Courvoisier Grande Fine Champagne Cognac.

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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    Very nice bottle from the mid 1950s. This is a superior grade Courvoisier, which I would value at $250 if you are interested in selling it.

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    Dear Sirs

    It is now a few months since I last received “Cognac Expert”. In fact, I was beginning to think you had closed shop. I see, I was mistaken. Grateful if you could put me back on your list.
    Thank you for your attention.
    Kind regards

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    Really, very nice bottle. I offer 300 USD + shipping in USA.

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    I will offer you $400 for this bottle shipped within US.

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    Thanks you for the offers, they are very generous. but its not quite enough for me to part with.
    does anyone have any information on it. i believe its a 1948-51 but that’s about all i have

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    Ok, I raise too – 440 USD + shipping to Mentor, OH (USA). Thanks.

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    Definitely not 1948-1951. The “Purveyor” label is marked “The LATE King George VI”. He died in 1952 so the bottle is 1953 or newer.
    I own the same bottle with the older label (Just King George VI). You have about reached the top of the value scale for this bottle. $400 was the absolute maximum price I would pay for this bottle and only because it has the box.
    With Alex offering $440 I am out.
    If you truly want to sell it you will probably not get more than you get here. You have 3 Courvoisier collectors competing for it and low sales costs. If you put it on a Bonhams auction I would bet that you don’t even clear $300 after the sale is done. Of course if you want to keep it that’s another story. Just my 2 cents…

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