We start the week with this Louis XIII Grande Fine Champagne Cognac that is located in New Jersey.

The Reader tells us that “My dear significant other was an avid Louis drinker and collector. Before he passed away, he wanted me to have his prize possession. Because I do not drink, I wanted to see if there is someone out there who would cherish this bottle as much as he did. It still remains in its original box, the bottle is covered in cellophane.”

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Louis XIII Grande Fine Champagne CognacCognac standing upright, not in the box

The label reads: Grande Fine Champagne
Louis XIII Brand
Rarest Reserve
Distilled and Bottled by: E. Remy Martin & Co Cognac France
Established 1724
Printed in France
4/5 Quart 80 Proof

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar:

Louis XIII Grande Fine Champagne CognacCognac label, Rarest Reserve

How has the bottle been stored:

  • At room temperature
  • Lying on its side

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine
  • Cork is protected by a wax seal

Louis XIII Grande Fine Champagne CognacNever opened, still sealed in cellophane

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 Louis XIII Grande Fine Champagne Cognac.

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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    What type of box? Card indicates post-1957, but there are many possible boxes even after 1957.
    Green Velvet 1958
    Red Velvet 1959-1960
    Beige Cardboard 1961-1963
    Red Silk Oval vertical split 1964-1968
    Red Silk Octagonal 1969-1979
    Plexiglass display case 1981
    Big variation in collection value for these.

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    More information by owner:
    Your question about the box….
    It’s a red velvet box with gold silk inside
    On top lower right hand corner of box is a emblem of a horse with a mans torso and head with a spear in one hand, and it says Remy Martin Cognac
    Also on the lower front on bottom of the box says,
    Remy Martin-Cognac Brandy-80 Proof-4/5 Quart
    Imported by Renfield Importers Ltd- Newark-N.J.

    Any more questions please ask,


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    You are describing the 1959-1960 version. The man/horse is the Remy Martin Centaur Logo similar to top of capsule. The decanter and stopper are numbered. Hand engraved under the tip of the stopper and under the bottle.
    I will offer you $2,300 for the cognac.

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    Hello Paul,

    What is your price for this bottle?

    Thank you,

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    Mike I really am not sure at this point I know Around here a new bottle in a discount liquor store goes for 2,900.00 I was really hoping for something a little higher than that. Because of it’s age and box and all the packaging that still inside.. well you can tell very well it was well kept. Mike if your interested please just make me a offer. I don’t know here when I will sell it, but I need to… my medical bills are way to high. When I put it on in the beginning I thought it would bring 3,500. that’s what the few liqueur store recommended..He also is going to call his collectors to see they too may be interested

    Thank You Again,


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    Hi Paul,

    Your cognac is worth what you can find a buyer willing to pay so there is really no point arguing about what it is really worth.

    Please note that if you were selling a new Louis XIII you bought at the liquor store yesterday I would offer you $1,200 and you would be outraged but that’s what a 2014 Louis XIII is worth on the resale market. Buying new cognacs retail is not an investment, it’s a luxury.

    I would not pay over $2,300 for that bottle myself but others may.

    I have bought many Louis XIII cognacs on this site, including the one in the green mirror box for $2,600 (About 5 pages back), one in a red box just like yours for $2,300, one in a green case for $2,400, two in oval cases for $2,200, several in red octagonal cases for $1,800-$2,000, two on beige boxes for $2,300 and $2,400 and one “Age Inconnu” in a rattan basket for $3,000.

    To me the old “white top” Louis XIII all range in price between $1,400 for a mint bottle without box to about $3,000 for the most rare version in the Rattan basket. But that’s my price scale.
    If you had a 1920s bottle in mint condition I might offer you more but I have never seen one that wasn’t empty.

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    Hello Michael,

    I am the owner that sold you the Remy bottle in the green mirrored box. We recently found an old “Gourmet” Magazine dated December 1951. To our surprise the Remy ad with the green mirrored box was in there. I hope this helps you date the potential age of that bottle. We will be sending you this magazine to keep with your collection.

    Best regards, Richard

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    Michael, I first want to thank you for all the information that you helped me with. And I was wondering if your still interested in my bottle $ 2300.00… if you aew then I would like to sell it to you

    I am not sure from this point on what do I do.. who does it get sent to first?

    Please get in touch with me when you can.. I have allot of medic issues and would like for this to go smooth as possible

    Thank You Again, Paul

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    Hi Paul,

    If Michael doesn’t buy it, I could be interested.

    Thank you,

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    Hello Paul,
    I am still willing to buy your bottle for $2,300 unless Mike wants to offer you more for it. To proceed you need to contact Sebastian and get my direct contact info.

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    Dear Micheal,

    Just wanted you to know a few hours ago I made payment for there fee for services. As soon as they send me your contact information I will let you know ASAP… and hopefully I will be able to get your bottle sent off to you before this weekend.

    Again I would like to Thank You, on all the information that you took the time to inform me about my bottle. I hate in a way to get ride of something that meant so much to my friend, but I know he knows I am in needs to sell it… and knowing your a collector I feel it’s in no better hands…. That is what he would want.

    I will be sending you conformation on where you will want this to be sent after you let me know and I will be sending it through a package and shipment place to assure a safe arrival .

    Thank You Again,


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    Hi Paul,
    I’ll be expecting your E-mail to make payment and shipment arrangements.
    Thank you,

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    Just for the record: this bottle was sold for $2.300. Thanks to both Paul and Michael.

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