The 19th September 2013 sees the 8th ever Part des Anges Cognac auction taking place in Chateau Brillac, Foussignac, with this year expected to break all records from previous years. The auction, run by the BNIC and featuring cognacs donated by various cognac houses, features some outstanding and unique cognac.  We’re delighted to say that some tantalizing glimpses have been revealed for the gems that are to be offered this year.

There are a total of 27 lots, the same amount as last year but with an estimated value that is very much higher.  Last year’s pre-sale estimate totaled 78,680 euros, (with a post-sale value of 138,600 euros).  However, this years estimated value is 125,900 euros – a big difference to start with, so it’ll be interesting to see what level the actual sales value achieves..  One of the lots is a unique bottle from Tessendier Cognac, signed and with an estimated value of 2,500 euros.

Les Part des Anges Cognac Auction 2013 set to make New Records

Others on offer include a Tres Vieux Fins Bois de Vallein Tercinier, with an estimate of 500 euros, a Jeroboam of Remy Martin Louis XIII at 20,000 euros, and a 1900 Hennessy Carafe estimated at the same.

Les Part des Anges Cognac Auction 2013 set to make New Records

630 guests will be invited to Chateau Brillac, where well known auctioneer Vincent Gerard-Tasset, will take to the stand to host the sale.  All the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Red Cross and the local association, L’Arche.

All the guests will be treated to a wonderful meal that’s designed by the head of 10 of the cognac houses.  Mixologists will also be present to create their cognac cocktail masterpieces.  And interestingly, all the courses will be accompanied not by wine, but by cognac.

The Part des Anges event has now grown to a significant size.  The plan is to develop it further without losing its local roots and the spirit of the first Part des Anges.


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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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    Oddvar O.Persen

    How come Braastad never scores or are mentioned in these kinds of auctions.Is it because of the taste or sales.

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    Hello Oddvar. I don’t know why Braastad are not participating this year. However, they were part of last year Part des Anges auction and their bottle was bought 4800€ (=> N°9 / 27 lots).

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