It’s not a cognac this time – as an exception. Lafite Rothschild Très Vieille Réserve 1996 Armagnac bottle. Our reader’s wife got the Armagnac from an earlier boyfriend in 1996-1997. The couple found it today and is wondering how good and expensive this Armagnac is.

It’s not a Bordeaux red wine, it’s not a Cognac

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Vieille Reserve Armagnac Rothschild

As you can see the wax seal has dried out and broke over the years. It looks kind of a very dark brown-ish color, so I\’m not sure if it was black or red originally. The cork inside the straw basket is dark aswell.

Armagnac Lafite Rothschild Vieille Reserve


Reader asks: How old means Tres Vieille suposing the bottle is from 1996?

More information is needed. If you have an idea, or any comments – please go for it and leave some comments.

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Lafite Rothschild Très Vieille Réserve 1996 Armagnac

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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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    Bottle could very well be from 1996, value between 200-300 Euro, rare item, most Rothschild liquors are cognacs.

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    My bottle is ~1990 or older as that is about the year it was given to me.

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