A reader in Arkansas submitted this amazing old Jérôme Napoleon Fine Champagne 1811 Cognac. This treasure, capped by the dust of history, is located in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

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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Jerome NapoleonFull front of bottle, can see the cork is sealed in lead

The label reads: Front: Contents 3/4 of a quart
Alcoholic Strength 80 Proof
Shipped by JEROME & Co, Cognac 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.

890 Broadway – New York City
Sole Agents for U.S.A.
Import License
ABI 217
New York State License
L.L. 104

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.

Jerome NapoleonFront label

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

WineBackNo cork to be seen, this is the back bottom of the bottle with the importer’s information

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.

For both bottle owners and potential buyers: If you want to get in touch with respective owners or buyers please send a mail to [email protected] expressing this wish.

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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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    i’d like to buy this.
    i offer $400 for this and would prefer to pay via paypal
    please get intouch if its of interest toyou

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    Willing to pay for this bottle
    500$ is my offer

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