We start the week with this Rémy Martin Louis XIII Cognac that one of our readers from Michigan, USA sent us.

The Reader writes “We were given this gift from the estate of a dear doctor friend. During his life, whatever he wanted he bought and often they were the finest things available, from Leicas to fine liquor. It was apparently forgotten in his wine cellar.”

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Rémy Martin Louis XIII CognacWhole bottle, upright position with the extra glass cork

The label reads: Grande Fine Champagne
Louis XIII Brand
Rarest Reserve
Distilled and Bottled by E. Remy Martin & Co-Cognac France
Established 1724 Printed in France
4/5 Quart 80 proof
Produce of France
(summarizing) a label saying it was served at the royal banquet to King George VI & Queen Elizabeth at the Chateau de Versailles in 1938 and again in April 1957

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: State of Illinois Series N
Alcoholic Liquor
Revenue 1/5 Gal.
Tax paid at the rate of $100 per gal.
Renifeld Importers Ltd. Newark, New Jersey

Rémy Martin Louis XIII CognacClose-up of the front label.

Rémy Martin Louis XIII Cognac

How has the bottle been stored:

  • In a cellar
  • Lying on its side

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine

Rémy Martin Louis XIII CognacThe felt box that it came in. Cellophane covered the bottle although was removed for the photo. Some literature was included w/ the pkg, (not shown)

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.

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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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    I failed to mention that the # inscribed on the glass stopper and matching on the bottle is 75

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    Could you provide a picture of the bottom of the bottle or confirm whether it has a Baccarat logo or not?

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    Yes, I will soon send a picture of the bottom of the bottle to confirm. How do I post it ?

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    Hello everybody, I just updated the post.

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    I can offer you $2,600 for this very well preseved Louis XIII cognac. I am surprised by how new this is… I was convinced that this presentation case was only sold in 1953 (It is featured on a Remy Martin ad from that year) but the card attached to the bottle places it in 1957 or later…

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    Regarding the date of the bottle, it was found as it is, intact in the back of the wine cellar when the doctor’s estate was being settled. He lived in his house for over 50 years. We do know that the doctor favored fine liquors but was of a forgetful nature.

    Can you give us an idea of the costs for shipping and handling an item such as this? We are in Michigan.


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    Shipping such an item is tricky. USPS rules prohibit it and they will confiscate and destroy if they discover what the content is (Painful personal experience) However that is the extent of the punishment.
    UPS and FedeX will handle it without asking any questions however if you tell them what it is they will refuse to take it and if the bottle is broken in transit they will not honor insurance claims. They will not confiscate and/or destroy and will return a damaged package to the sender.
    The most important is to make sure the content cannot be broken in transit. It must be packed in an over-sized box stuffed with Styrofoam and bubble wrap so that nothing can move inside and impacts to the outside of the box cannot reach any of the content. Stopper, bottle and mirror must be separated so they cannot crash into each other.
    Lost a bottle of Richard Hennessy because the stopper rolled around inside the case and broke the bottle…
    If you can pack well I would pay for the shipping which should be $50 or less and I will assume the risk in transit. I prefer UPS surface and I am located in Maryland.

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    We accept your offer of $2,600 plus $50 for shipping. We are delighted to pass it on to you with what we think would be our doctor friend’s best wishes for good health. We will follow your shipping instructions and godspeed it arrives safely.

    We will wait for Sebastian’s instructions how to proceed.

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    I would love to own it… Please contact Sebastian to conclude the transaction.

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    Just for the record: this bottle has been sold for $2.600. Thanks to both Michael and Richard.

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