A reader has a cognac bottle of Napoleon Grande Fine Champagne at home.  Please note: Disclaimer by Cognac-Expert.com – This bottle may be a fake
The bottle is located in México City. Mexico. The Reader writes “It was given to me by my father who also received it from his father. The story tells that the 2 bottles were found in an excavation about 70 years ago.”

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Napoleon Grande Fine Champagne
“Whole bottle”

The label reads: On the label
Cognac Napoleón
Grande fine Champagne
Reserve 1802-E. Piercel de Saint Jacques

On the bottle
Napoleón 1802
Cognac Francais
Grande fine Champagne

On the back side label
Ce produit provient de la province de Cham
pagne(france) Pierre Celestin de la Maison de
Saint Jacques,reserve 1802,etait le fournisseur
Officel de l’Empereur Napoleón 1er

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: No

Napoleon Grande Fine Champagne
Label of the bottle

How has the bottle been stored:

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine
  • Cork is protected by a wax seal
Napoleon Grande Fine Champagne

The level of the cognac: Mid shoulder: the level of cognac has reached the middle of the shoulder.

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Cognac Napoleon Grande Fine Champagne.

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    BONNAL Louis

    En 1985, j’ai acquis la Maison Piercel et bien entendu, connu le propriétaire qui n’a jamais rencontré Napoléon et pour cause , il approcherait de son 200eme anniversaire !!! Et pourquoi ces bouteilles se trouvent au Mexique ?

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    Johan Claeson

    Ohh, lucky lucky You, to possess such an old bottle of cognac. Why shouldnt it be genuine with a cognac blend from 1802 stored in cask or bottles maybe to 1820-30, and then sold? A lot of cognac firms claim to have been fournisseurs to Napolen I, especially with that large cask of cognac being stored in HMS Northhumberland when leaving France for S:t Helena with Napoleon on board.
    Do not open the bottle, but keep it as a souvenir. Could taste heavenly but also just like leather. The considerable “Angels Share” proves the authenticity. Why in Mexico? Who knows? Maybe imported by General Santa Anna, claiming to be “The Napoleon of the West”?
    Worth? 2-5000 dollars?
    johan claeson Stockholm

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    Louis Bonnal

    En complément du 11 Mars 2016, je confirme que j’ai géré cette entreprise de 1968 à 2002 et que par exemple la pose de la cire chaude sur le col de la Bouteille se réalisait tout à fait différemment de ce que l’on constate sur la photo !

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    You do not write to my note on Piercel. Who is ? Know where he would have exercised his profession, because you tell me that Napoléon would have won the Cognac in barrel. How would it be bottled?
    Bottles of cognac from that time, I had more 500 bottles, but guaranteed by the french State. I still have for sale on some internet sites. It comes to Foucauld.
    So, for pity’s sake, do not attempt to teach me what is my life.

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    Jose Gerardo Camargo Seemann

    BONNAL Louis,
    Il ne faut pas oublier que le général Santa Anna, empereur du Mexique, était un grand amoureux de la France et un admirateur de Napoléon.
    Ne doutez pas que le général a notamment demandé ces bouteilles, telles que les chandeliers et les bijoux les plus chers que la France ait fabriqués à cette époque.

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