Here comes a Rémy Martin Centaure Cristal Cognac, original green presentation box and certificate dated November 1985 inclusive. The bottle is located in UK.

The Reader writes “The bottle was a retirement present to my late Aunt she kept it safe for 29 years but passed away the day after her 99 birthday she always said she would open it on 100 birthday! I have inherited the bottle but unfortunately I am T-total so what ever makes this Cognac special is wasted on me. I believe that is why she left it to me as my cousins would be libel to open it and mix it with lemonade! As the bottle turns 30 next November it would make a great present for somebody who would appreciate the refinement of this cognac to celebrate a special land mark day ie 30th birthday or 30th anniversary. Or just treat yourself.”

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Rémy Martin Centaure Crystal CognacFront of bottle

The label reads: On the box it has a oval plaque that says centaure cristal Remy Martin fine champagne.

There’s a plaque on a chain around the neck of bottle that says centaure cristal fine champagne cognac.

In the dimple of the bottle there’s wrote in gold ornate writing it says E Remy Martin & co.

Then in a clear sticker at the base of the bottle it says 70cl e 40% vol produce of France.

The bottom of the bottle it says E.Remy Martin & cie the logo in the middle with baccarat cristal cognac 0.70L France then the bottles serial number/ carafe number.
There is also a certificate that confirms same carafe number from Remy Martin.signed by the president of the time Andre Heriard-dubreuil

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: The bottle comes with complete presentation case and official certificate with carafe number etched on bottle.

Rémy Martin Centaure Crystal CognacNeck of bottle

How has the bottle been stored:

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine

Rémy Martin Centaure Crystal CognacBottle in presentation case

The level of the cognac: High shoulder or top shoulder: the level of cognac has reached the upper curve of the shoulder

Our reader would like to sell this Rémy Martin Centaure Cristal Decanter.

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Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting email addresses into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

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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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    Hi anybody interested I am open to reasonable offers!! I don’t have any silly prices in mind just keen to find the cognac a new home.

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    I am willing to pay US$450 for this bottle. But how to get it from UK? Can you ship to France?

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    Hi I am willing to ship anywhere as long as you pay and except any risk attached. How much is that in pounds?
    Regards
    Nick

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    I can offer 280£ + delivery costs to France. My brother lives there and can receive the cognac, however I don’t know what UK alcohol shipping rules are?

    I will take the shipping risk if you are convinced you can pack the bottle well enough to prevent the postal workers from breaking it. The stopper needs to be separated in its own wrapping so can’t break the bottle. They will try to abuse the package… I am convinced they use pitchforks and sledge hammers to move the packages from place to place. They must play a sort of golf game with them.

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    Hi Michael,
    The post service are heavy handed that’s for sure. I will take every measure to make sure it’s packed securely we can agree on best way to achieve this once we have agreed the deal. In regards to your offer you know more about cognac then then me but I have looked up prices and this one sells for £750-850 in the dealers shops as I’m sure you know. I thought based on that it might be possible to archive £500. Now as I say your the expert so will have a better handle on price but can’t we do better then £280? I’m not trying to achive unreasonable amounts and appreciate you need to have a fair deal also.
    Many thanks
    Nick

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    I am not a specialist on “actual value” of cognac by any means. The value is exactly what you can sell the cognac for, not what you find it listed for or what an appraiser says it’s worth.

    It is true that Whisky Exchange has this bottle listed for £708 (excl. VAT) but they are a high end retail outfit with outrageous prices! How much would they offer you if you brought them your bottle? That is the number I am competing against.

    Vintage-Liquors.com, another High End Internet retailer, sells the same bottle for about £545 (670 Euro) which gives some perspective on the realism of the Whisky Exchange price.

    Some people will take a Bonhams auction final sale price as the “value” which is correct – to a certain extent – because A buyer was willing to pay that price, however the seller only received 65% of the sale price so the real value is probably somewhere between the total sell price and 65% of the total sell price.

    I found 5 sales of Centaure Crystal last year on Bonhams UK varying from £402 to £460. You can see them if you Google “Bonhams Centaure Crystal”

    Based on these sales I would be willing to go up to £325 which is right between what a buyer would pay and a seller would clear on an average Bonhams sale. This seems fair to me.

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    Hi Michael,
    I know what your saying I’m not greedy call it £350 + postage of your choice and we have a deal, what you say to that?
    Thanks
    Nick

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    I can do £350 including postage or £325 + postage to France.
    You are not greedy and I am not greedy either… we are just looking for the price that will make us equally happy/unhappy.

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    Haha like your style, well I will be really unhappy at at £350 + postage. Think that’s a fair price for both of us . Chose and pay your postal service and I will pay for the packaging can’t be fairer then that!
    Cheers
    Nick

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    Yes I did. At £350 + postage it is the same as my customer is willing to pay so I would have to handle the transaction and hassle of shipping to China for zero profit which would be OK if I was operating a charity…
    My previous offer remains valid. Take your time and see if you can do better I am in no hurry and will not withdraw my offer.

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    Ok we all need a profit lets get it done £325 + postage is the deal you should feel the happier by the way!

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    Sometimes Sebastian sees that a deal has been reached and contacts you.

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