You only knew about Cognac Martell Cordon Bleu? Well, here comes a bottle a reader owns, a Martell Cordon Noir Napoleon:

“This bottle was found during a cleanup in the basement where I live. The cellar has not been used for at least 10 years. I can only find limited information about the bottle.”

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Martell Cordon Noir Napoleon Cognac: Adjusted Colour with Natural Caramel

bottle Cordon Noir Napoleon Martell

The front label says :

Cordon Noir Napoleon Cognac
Produced and bottled by : Martell Cognac France.

This is written on the back label:
est issu de tres vieilles eaux-de-vie de cognac elevees dans les chais de la maison martell. La rarete de ce cognac, aboutissement d’une tradition jalousement preservee par la familie Martell depuis plus de 250 ans, nous conduit a limiter sa distribution.

Cette bouteille porte le No : C07089 – on the bottom of the label some text in norwegian : farven justert med naturlig karamel, which means : the color is adjusted with natural caramel.

“It seems like it was for sale in the 80’s. It’s a one liter bottle, so I would assume it’s for the tax free marked.”

Martell Cordon Noir Napoleon Cognac: Adjusted Colour with Natural Caramel

label of Cordon Noir

Any information would be great. When was it for sale, is it a rare bottle, is it an expensive or regular cognac?

Our reader found some information leading him to think that the cognac in the bottle is between 15 and 20 years old ( when it was bottled ).

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    Good day! Ready to negotiate the purchase of your brandy!

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    Cognac Expert

    Dear Andrey, we believe our reader is not interested in selling. If readers are interested in selling, it’s normally mentioned at the bottom of each YOUR BOTTLE? article.

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    Hi, Martell Cordon Noir is assembled from 15-20 year old cognac from the 4 best Cru’s, created in the 1980’s for the duty-free market. This bottle is the 1st edition, a 2nd edition was launched in the 1990’s which was the same decade Cordon Noir was discontinued. The bottle might be worth 100-200 Euro for a collector.

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    One more remark:I have had many of these bottles with various labels and different coloured bottles but I have not seen a 1 liter version before so it’s safe to assume the value is a bit higher as my previous estimation.

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    Hi, i have just been given the same litre bottle and box which i was told was purchased in 1979 from ibiza. The only difference that i can see from one shown in pic is that the proof and quantity is not printed on the bottles label.
    Can anyone put an estimate on this please?

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    If any have this same bottle for sale, please let me know

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    I have a baccarat decanter of Hennessy cognac XO from the 1980’s I would like to sell any offers

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    @Joanne, Hey I might be interested, is this stil with original box, stopper & sertificate? I have only the bottle… send me an e’mail

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    If any have any Martell bottle(s) for sale, pls let me know

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    Wanted martell any for sale please let me know

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    I’m interest to buy all bottle martell

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    I have this bottle. I bought it in 1984. Can anyone tell me more about this bottle and the value. The serialnumber is not easy to see linger after 30 years.

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    I have one in original box. Not sure what year it is but have had it about 35 years.
    No. on label is DE7375. Would like to know what it i worth. Interested in selling.

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    I have the same bottle of that Cordon Noir Napoleon Cognac with bottle number EC9761. Just wondering how much would this bottle cost nowadays? This was just a gift..

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    I have a bottle which has exactly the same as above but the label on the rear reads:

    Le CORDON NOIR NAPOLEAN est issu de tres vielles eaux-de-vie de Cognac elevees dans les chais de la Maison MARTELL.

    Lar rarete de ce Cognac, aboutissement d’une tradition jalousement preserve par la famille MARTELL depuis plus de 250 ans, nous conduit a limiter sa distribution.

    then it has a signature

    under the signature it hs: Cette bouteille porte le No BR0560

    I may be interested in selling this bottle if anyone is interested.

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    Hi Keith – are you still interested in selling your bottle of Cordon Noir?

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    Yes Maddy would be interested in selling at the right price please make an offer

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    I actually have the exact bottle as pictured above. My grandfather brought it back from France when he was in the military. I was told it was from the 1950’s. I have the original box it says it’s #1230 and I was told that there were only 1500 made. However, I have not been able to get a value on this from anyone. I saw one a couple years ago on ebay for $700+. Of course who knows if they actually got that much for it.

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    Marty Meredith

    Hi, i have an unopened bottle of Cordon Noir Napoleon Cognac complete with box. It is bottle number DJ2363. My mother bought it in 1976 in a Malaysian Duty Free shop. Will consider a reasonable offer. I am located in Adelaide in South Australia.

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    Re; the above messages from Keith. I have been given this bottle by Keith to try to sell on to someone who can appreciate it.
    Would be happy to discuss any sensible offers for this Martell, Cordon Noir Napoleon Cognac.
    Get in touch.
    Situated in North Wales at the moment, although family near either Reading or Colchester

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    Hello dear Napoleon’s,
    At this moment I have an unopened bottle of Cordon Noir Napoleon Cognac complete with box.
    The bottle number BQ1923.
    What do you suggest: drink or sell?
    Bruno (the Netherlands)

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    Katja Verkh

    Dear Bruno,
    unfortunately, we can´t help you with this decision. But in case you choose to sell your bottle you might be interested in our auction section for Cognac . If you have any questions regarding the auction please have a look here.

    Thank you!

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