Here comes a rather beautiful Leopold Gourmel Quintessence Decanter that is located in North Carolina, USA.

The reader writes “Inherited from a family member’s extremely well kept, technologically advanced wine cellar yesterday, while the rest of the wine was sold at auction. This was originally a gift years ago to this family member, who stored it meticulously in this cellar in its original box and was never moved or opened. I do not drink Cognac thus would like to sell it to someone who will appreciate it.”

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20131104_181601Full Bottle View in Box

The label reads: Quintessence De Leopold Gourmel.(Name on the front near the bottom)
No Lead Migration (Sticker on front near the base)
Cristal Sevres France (Bottom of Bottle)
Cristal de Sevres France (Blue sticker on the back)
Sole Importer in the USA O.F.S. Imports, Santa Rosa, CA (Rear Label)
6 16159 02209 3 (Serial Number)
Quintessence 750ml (Below Barcode)

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: No.

20131104_181613Label View

How has the bottle been stored:

  • In a cellar

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine

20131104_181736Cork View

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 Leopold Gourmel Quintessence Decanter Cognac.

Please make your offers, ask questions or inform us about this bottle – give your opinion.

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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 like the decanter but only offer $350. If you want to sell, contact me via cognac expert.

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    This bottle is rather rare and exclusive but not well known so it will be difficult to resell to average collectors. High quality cognac very appreciated by cognac drinkers. Unknown in China which takes away a big part of the potential market.
    While I don’t want to buy it, I know it resells for about $1,000 in France.

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    this cognac in a regular bottle is much less expensive and just for being in a nice decanter cant have 5 times the value

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    This congac and presentation is amazingly rare. I am surprised someone who knows that they are talking about hasn’t offered something reasonable for this bottle. 900$ is a fair market price for this.

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