This is what our reader tells about his cognac “My wife and I received this bottle from her late uncle’s estate. Following his death, the family had an estate sale and this was an item that we chose to purchase. We considered opening it on New Years 2011 so we could say that we had tasted 200 year old Cognac. However, we’re now interested in finding out if it has any value. Although I cannot get a good photo of it, the level inside the bottle is right at the bottom of the neck, almost exactly at the top of the wax seal. Cannot tell anything about the cork as it is sealed in lead(?).”
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The label reads: Front: Contents 3/4 of a quart
Alcoholic Strength 80 Proof
Shipped by JEROME & Co, Cognac France
PRODUCE OF FRANCE
(A shield with an eagle on it, beneath a crown)
Bottled in Cognac and guaranteed by the official certificate “Acquit Regional” to be PURE GRAPE BRANDY from the COGNAC district, distilled under the FRENCH AUTHORITIES.
Back: IMPORTED BY UNITED SPIRIT & WINE IMPORT CORP.
890 Broadway – New York City
Sole Agents for U.S.A.
New York State License
Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: There are no tax stamps or seals, but I have included a photo of the importer’s license information.
How has the bottle been stored:
- At room temperature
- Up-right standing
Some more information about the bottle:
- Cork is protected by a wax seal
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 Jérôme Napoleon Fine Champagne Cognac 1811.
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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