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I received a bottle of Cognac for Christmas from my son, a client of his had given my son the bottle. He and I aren’t really Cognac people although we do like to enjoy some lively discussion, a good cigar, and a snifter on occasion.


We’re definitely not experts in the area. Since that time I’ve used every technique, avenue, search engine, you name it, on the Web trying to find out some details about this particular bottle.


I hope they show someone who’s an authority enough detail to be able to give me some idea of the history, vintage, background, whatever, related to this bottle of Martell.


Appreciate any information you can provide.

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973.Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.


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    I have a bottle of J.F. Martell Cognac I would like some help researching. There’s no date on the bottle although it does have a tax stamp with # 386497047 Thanks,

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    This Martell VSOP has been bottled in the 1950’s. I would rather sell it to a collector (they are quite rare) and buy a XO to drink instead.

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    Hi ,

    If you want to sell ,

    Please contact email (Comment by admin: Please first place an offer, later on you may communicate via email. We are trying to make this more transparent for everyone here. Thank you.)

    B.rgds. Louie

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    I will buy very expensively! (comment by the admin: Dear Andrey, please first place your offer, then once the owner reacts in the post, you will be able to communicate via email)

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    If the original VSOP bottle shown in the photos above is still for sale I will offer $400 for it. It is a 1950s VSOP which is much better than a current VSOP because they used older cognacs to make VSOP in those years. Today’s VSOP just meets the minimum age criteria to be called VSOP.

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    Hi, we have a smaller bottle of this brandy with an untouched seal we would like to date and price. Is anyone able to help?

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    Hello Rachel.
    Yes I can help you date and give you a value on the bottle. I also responded to your message on Drinks Planet. Is it a VSOP or a 3-star VOP? Note that the label on the neck of the bottle was the only difference between the various grades of cognac in those years. You say “smaller bottle” – is it the 35 cl version or a flask style bottle?

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    Murray smith

    We have a lantern shaped unopened bottle of cognac Gautier vsop, which we have had for at least 20years. What would the monetary value be and also the history. This lantern still has a gold paper label attached.

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    Dustin Townley

    I have one I would like to sell it is a 3-star seal is intact but the label has seen better days but I when I drink I only am interested in what’s on the inside as long as I know what I have his I’m drinking so I’m going to post pictures and if anybody would like to offer serious offers. I will return with a picture of bottle I do know it has three stars on the top the paper is very old there is gold in the paper I believe and the top is a bolo I don’t know if it’s like a rubber or something I don’t know how to post pictures on this particular site so please contact me if interested thank you very much

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