Here’s another marvelous grande champagne cognac by Rémy Martin. This one is located in Arizona, USA.

The Reader writes “I am a criminal defense lawyer. I received this cognac as a gift from a very satisfied client/cognac collector several years ago. I have the original green box and stopper, the decanter fins are intact, and the cork appears to be in good condition. The bottle appears to have its original seal. I am not a cognac drinker, and I’m afraid whatever makes this bottle special would be wasted on me. I would like it to go to someone who can truly appreciate it.”

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Rémy Martin Louis XIII CognacWhole Bottle Standing

Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Cognac (Louis XIII)

The label reads: [Bottle] 40% Alcohol 26,4 fl. oz. E. Remy Martin & Co. Cognac
GRANDE CHAMPAGNE VERY OLD AGE UNKNOWN
Product of France
[Bottom] DEPOSE E. REMY MARTIN & Co
Cognac France
Made in France By Baccarat
Baccarat France Logo with Opposing Glasses
365

[Hang Tag] This cognac Grande Champagne was served at the Royal Banquet given to their majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at the Chateau de Versailles In July 1938 and was again chosen to be served to Queen Elizabeth II during her Majesty’s visit to France in April 1957 E. Remy Martin & Co Printed in France
This Exquisite Hand-Blown Crystal Decanter Is an Exact Reproduction of a Rare Decanter Used During the Period of Louis XIII, Now Produced Exclusively for E. Remy Martin & Co By the World Famous Baccarat Cristallerie, of France

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: No.

Rémy Martin Louis XIII CognacClose-Up of Front Label

Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Cognac (Louis XIII)

How has the bottle been stored:

  • At room temperature
  • Up-right standing
  • Lying on its side

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine

Rémy Martin Louis XIII CognacCork

Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Cognac (Louis XIII)

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 bottle of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Cognac.

Please make your offers, ask questions or inform us about this bottle – give your opinion. Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting your email address into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

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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Rémy Martin Grande Champagne Cognac (Louis XIII)

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    Does the green “velvet” box have a silk like liner or just gold cardboard interior?
    It should have a gold tassel also? I would like to see photos of the box and the underside of the bottle and the stopper. Sebastian can add pictures to the thread if you send them to him.

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    Michael — The box has a “silk-like” liner, but no gold tassel. I will send the photos you requested today. Sorry it took me so long to respond, I didn’t know my bottle had been posted yet, but will do my best to reply quickly to any additional questions you may have.

    Bill

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    (Cognac-Expert.com)

    Dear all, I just added some further pictures.

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    Michael — After reading another post about a similar bottle I checked the stopper pictured above (Thanks, Sebastian!) and there is what looks like a 3-digit number and a straight line beneath it scratched into the bottom of the stopper. It is very hard to see, I needed a magnifying glass and had to hold it at an angle to make it visible, and I doubt that I will be able to photograph it. I cannot tell if the numbers correspond to those on the bottom of the bottle.

    Bill

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    Michael — I was able to take some pics of the bottom of the stopper, but they are not very good — still can’t read the number but it looks kind of like “682” or “289”. I will be glad to send them on if you think that would be helpful.

    Bill

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    Hi Bill,

    On a complete original set the number of the stopper matches the number under the bottle. Your stopper has probably been replaced (Broken?)

    The box that you have is from 1958 as far as I have been able to determine. I found one in original condition (Cardboard shipping inserts still in it) and with a Royal visit card with both dates 1938 and 1957. It appears to be the last of the green boxes and the first box with a fabric lining. All other green boxes have gold or yellow cardboard interiors, but no fabric.
    The bottle number – 365 – could match the box although it seems a bit low. The following boxes were the same shape red velvet and I have one with a number in the 600 range.

    The thing I CANNOT explain away is the paper label on top of the capsule. This label is the “New Remy Martin” logo which was introduced in 1963. Per my experience, it should not be on that bottle. I have never seen a numbered bottle with that logo. I have bottles from 1962 in the 900-number range and they still have the old logo.
    I am going to try to contact Remy Martin to find out if any “Age Inconnu” bottles were released after 1963, which is the only to explain the logo without questioning the authenticity of the capsule.

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    Michael — Thanks for taking the time to explain your concerns, and for following up on the authenticity of this bottle. If there’s any additional information I can provide, please let me know. If you think it would be helpful, I can try to contact the person who gave it to me to get further clarity on how he acquired it. In any event, I really appreciate your help, and if we are unable to solve the mystery of the bottle’s origin, I’ll write to tell you how it tasted!

    Bill

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    Hi Michael — Any luck contacting Remy Martin about the paper label on this bottle? If not, can you give me contact information for whom I might ask at Remy Martin?

    Kind regards,

    Bill

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    I contacted them but their records are terrible… They know way less than I do about their own bottling history for the Louis XIII.
    Additional information: Bottles were numbered restarting each year so 365 only tells us that it is not an “early” bottle because through 1950 the yearly series were 250 bottles or less.
    I think you have an original bottle and box, but that someone did some “restoration”. I think the box was bought separately and the bottle does not belong in that box. The logo sticker on top of the bottle could have been replaced (They do fall off rather easily if bottle is subject to humidity – I have had to re-glue some of mine) but also likely that the bottle is from 1963 and is one of the last “Age Inconnu” sold with the new sticker.
    It is not a US import bottle because there is no tax band/importer sticker, but I have never found an “Age Inconnu” with an importer sticker so I don’t think that grade was ever imported into the US.
    Here is a link to my Louis XIII research page which Sebastian has let me post in the past. Per my table your bottle should be in a beige cardboard box.
    http://www.vieuxcognacs.com/LouisXIII/LouisXIII.html

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    Since we communicated earlier I bought a numbered (No.80) Louis XIII with the new logo so I had to change my mind regarding the numbering ending before the new logo was used. There had to be a short overlap, maybe one year, when the decanters were still numbered and the new logo was used.

    Regarding the box not matching the bottle, I think there are many possible scenarios where this happens. I have about 15 pre-1970 Louis XIII bottles displayed in a lighted case without boxes. They all look alike and without carefully keeping track of which case goes with which bottle I would certainly mix them up. A less careful collector could easily do that and that would be the most likely explanation for your mismatched set. The same could happen with the stoppers.

    I believe your bottle and box are original and nothing has been tampered with. Are you still interested in selling them?

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    Michael — I am indeed still interested in selling, and really appreciate the time you have taken to try to understand this bottle. If you are interested in buying, let me know what you think it’s worth and we can go from there. You are welcome to email me directly if that is appropriate.

    Regards,

    Bill

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    I can offer you $2,400 for your cognac now that I have understood and convinced myself the mismatch is not an issue… I cannot E-mail you directly yet. Sebastian wants all discussion and bidding on this site to be public until the point where a deal is reached between a buyer and the seller. At that point the seller can contact him and for a small fee (to allow him to keep the website going) he puts the seller in touch with the buyer.

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    Michael – Before I respond to your offer, can you give me a rough estimate of shipping and insurance costs?

    Bill

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    Hello Michael,
    Following you conversation with William, and your apparent interest in the Remy Martin Cognac. I also have a Remy Martin Cognac in a green box w/gold tassel that I want to sell. I have submitted the photos and info to this site and am just waiting for it to be posted. It has a number 75 on the glass cork and bottle. It is in very good condition. I want to make sure that I am using this website correctly so I don’t want to over-ride any rules. Just want to alert you as it looks like you are an interested buyer. Thank you.

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    I will pay another $40 toward the shipping and insurance which should cover most of it. UPS surface is not really expensive and I would only put a nominal amount of insurance ($300) on it because if they break the bottle they will discover it is alcohol and refuse to pay for it anyway. $300 just insures that they don’t “misplace” the package. The most critical part is packing it very well and especially separating the stopper from the decanter because that is the most common damage in shipping (Stopper comes loose and smashes the decanter).

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    Richard: I look forward to seeing your bottle on the site when Sebastian posts it.

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    Michael — I would like to net $2500 after expenses. If that number works for you, please advise.

    Regards,

    Bill

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    I can up my offer to $2,500 + $40 to cover shipping. But “net $2,500 after expenses” is a bit vague. If you want to add Sebastian’s fee and other expenses (like Paypal fees?) to that then you are above what I am willing to spend on this bottle. $2,540 is my absolute maximum offer for this bottle – delivered to Maryland.

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    Michael — Sorry if my last post was vague. Your offer of $2540.00 US, delivered to Maryland, is accepted. I think that you will really like your purchase, and I like that this will be going to someone who can appreciate it. Thanks again for taking the time to help me identify this bottle set.

    Please let me know what I need to do next. I am on the road today, but will be back in my office by late morning tomorrow (4/12) and available to communicate.

    Kind regards,

    Bill

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    I will pay $2,540 – I think we have a deal!
    Time to contact Sebastian.

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    Will do. Sebastian’s email was corrupted so would appreciate if he can resend.

    Bill

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    Michael — I just saw an uncorrupted email from Sebastian (it was only bad on my phone) and have responded to him. I have no problem with the fee, etc. We should be able to conclude the transaction this week.

    Kind regards,

    Bill

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    Sebastian — Just a brief note to conclude the thread. This bottle sold for $2540.00 minus your fee of $125 to put me in contact with the buyer. I’m sure the buyer got a good deal, and I’m glad the bottle went to a good home.

    Thanks for operating this site!

    Kind regards,

    Bill

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    Hele Torre

    Thank you,I AM DISBANDING A FAMILY HOME OF 95 YEARS ;IN THE CLOSET THERE WAS A GREEN VELVET BOX WITH GOLD TASSELLS;UPON OPENING THE BOX WE FOUND A BACCARAT DECANTER UNOPENED FILLED WITH REMY MARTIN cognac….all is intact it has the extra crystal top,all is lying in a gold satin lining…..looking very pristine and elegant….the note said that it had been gifted in the 50’s sometime to my uncle…all have passed and I would like to sell this item….Louis 13th brand,etc…any suggesstions would be appreciated,,thank you again .Helena

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