Ready for battle: 100 years old Camus Very Old Napoleon Cognac comes in a cannon
This time two cannons hit Cognac Expert. Camus Napoleon Very Old Cognac… getting ready to be fired. But what is the value of those bottles? One of our readers received the bottles from his father – so it’s a family heritage. It’s a very old Cognac – but is it actually 100 years old? Not quite. “Napoleon” is an age qualification, indicating that some of the Cognac used in this blend is at least 6 years old.
This is what our dear reader writes us:
I am hoping that you might help me with history and possible value of a pair of Cognac bottles I received from my father. These were given to him as a gift many years ago so I don’t know much about them.
The labels read “Camus Very Old Napoleon Cognac“, “La Grande Marque”, etc.
Really interesting, perhaps someone can find evaluating the value of this pair of bottles?!
There are serial numbers #239895 and #221288 on the back. Also a raised wax imprint “N” below the label on front. The seals are intact and volume of cognac in bottles appears consistent in each. Both bottles are in cannon display stands.
A bit of the gold leaf label has worn off.
It says on the label: Empereur des Francais, Le Cognac Napoleon est, a juste raison, considéré comme la qualité la plus haute dans la hiérarchie des Grand Cognacs dont la France a le privilège mondial. Fidèle a sa Tradition, Vieille De Plus de 100 Ans, le véritable Cognac Camus Napoleon est l’essence meme de la perfection.
Cette previeuse et rare bouteille a été identifiée dans nos réserves sous No 221288. Certifié a Cognac, France…. and that basically means, that already the great emperor Napoleon considered this Cognac as one of the best, that this Cognac is more than a hundred years old, and that is has been registered under the mentioned number.
The sender doesn’t really know if he should try to put them on auction like eBay or just open them and drink it.