Here comes the weekend and nothing less but this Hennessy Paradis Cognac. The bottle is located in Norway.

The Reader writes “Bought it in 1990 in Nice, France as a present til my dad on his 60th birthday. However, he never found the occation to open the bottle, and it has been kept in mint condition ever since. According to our own investigations, the bottle can be as old as from 1940. The bottle comes with an invitation to a private visit to the “Chai du Fondateur” by writing in advance to Hennessy, Cognac, France.”

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Hennessy Paradis CognacParadis Cognac and box

The label reads: The oldest Hennessy Cognacs bears the name “Paradis”.
Les Cognacs Hennessy les plus vieux portent le nom de “Paradis”
Hennessy Cognac
40 GL – 70 Prof
Bottled in France
Hennessy Cognac France

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: no

Hennessy Paradis CognacFront label

How has the bottle been stored:

  • In a dry place
  • In a cellar
  • Lying on its side

Some more information about the bottle:

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

Hennessy Paradis CognacCork

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 Cognac Hennessy Paradis.

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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    This is a 1980 Paradis with a slide top box. Paradis is the name Hennessy gave to their “Extra” grade cognac in the late 1970s.
    Until then Extra was sold in the same type bottles as XO but when they changed the name they also gave it a different package and its own style bottle.

    Extra cognac would typically be aged 30-40 years in casks so the cognac in the bottle is probably from 1940-1950.
    Your bottle is worth about $500 which I can offer you if you are willing to ship to an EU country (France or Germany)

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    I will offer 500 Euro for Paradis, shipped to Germany.

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