And another one of these wonderful Rémy Martin Louis XIII bottles. This one is located in Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA.

The Reader writes “In the mid 1980’s, I purchased the bottle at a highly discounted price from the family next door. They were moving from New Jersey to Oregon and did not want to risk the breakage of the bottle during the moving process.”

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The label reads: Distilled and bottled by E. Remy Martin & Co. Cognac. 4.5 Quart. 80 Proof. Imported By Renfield Importers LTD, Union, N.J. Product of France.

(On attached card): “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.”
(On reverse side of card): “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: The seal over the neck and top of the bottle reads: “Renfield Importers LTD., Bottle Stamp #255715101.”

1-DSCN1744Front label

How has the bottle been stored:

  • In a dry place
  • At room temperature
  • Lying on its side

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine

1-DSCN1739Protected cork

The level of the cognac: Mid shoulder: the level of cognac has reached the middle of the shoulder

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Grand Champagne Louis XIII Brand Rarest Reserve.

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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    First some advice: Cognac should be stored upright, not on its side as the alcohol could dissolve the cork over time.
    Do you have the box for it? Do you have the crystal stopper?
    Is there a number hand engraved under the bottle.
    This appears to be 1960-1968 bottle and should have either a rectangular red/beige case or an oval red case, split vertically.
    Bottles were numbered until the mid 60s so the presence/absence of a number on the bottom would help determine the exact age.
    As is, with no stopper or box, I would pay $1,300 for the bottle.

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    Thanks for the tip about storing the bottle upright. I stored it that way for quite a few years, but then worried about the cork drying out, hence putting it on its side.

    I do not have the box nor the crystal stopper. There is no number engraved under the bottle, but the French word “DEPOSE” is stamped in raised letters in the glass.

    I was asking $1500 for the bottle, but I would do the deal for $1400.

    Where are you located. If you are within reasonable driving distance from Ridgewood, New Jersey, I would much rather do the transaction in person if you agree with my price.. I have never sold online before and am wary of how it can be done fairly and securely.

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    Your idea of laying it on its side for a while is not bad. I read somewhere that the balance between keeping the cork moist but not letting the alcohol destroy it can be achieved by storing the bottle upright but laying it down for 24 hours once or twice a year.
    No engraved number places the bottle in the period 1965-1977 but the sticker would indicate the earlier part of the period since later bottles had the “Very Old” Sticker. I would guess 1965-1970. The Centaur on the cap should be throwing his spear at the Y of REMY.
    I am located near Baltimore. How close is that to Ridgewood?

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    Baltimore is a little over 200 miles from Ridgewood. If you want to meet to make the sale, I would drive to the last exit on the NJ Turnpike (about 135 mi.) and you would drive north on 95 over the Delaware Memorial Bridge and then a few more miles to the last exit of the NJ Turnpike. If you agree to buy the bottle in the photographs for $1400, I would give you specific directions to a particular restaurant at that exit.
    As I wrote, I do not have the box nor the crystal stopper…just the beautiful bottle and the incredible Louis XIII Cognac.

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    As a last precaution, could you confirm that the bottle has no broken “fins” (The glass tabs along the edges) since it is difficult to verify in the photos. $1,400 is at the top of what I will pay for this bottle. I have bought many bottles of this age with stopper, box and paper. Boxes are becoming more and more difficult to find…

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    I may offer $1425 for this bottle, assuming it has no broken “fins”. I will drive from DC to NY this Wednesday, 11/27, and could meet you on the way. I will go back Sunday, 12/01, and, again, could meet you on the way.

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    I confirm and guarantee that there are no broken fins. The bottle is in perfect condition. I have it standing in its two protective plastic bags inside an insulated lunch carrier. That is how it’s been stored since the mid to late 80’s.

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    I confirm and guarantee that there are no broken fins on the bottle. As is, the bottle is in perfect condition. I assume that the contents are also.

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    George – we have a deal at $1,400.
    Mike is not Michael – Different person… in case there is some confusion. Make sure you don’t sell the bottle to both of us 🙂

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    The bottle is yours for $1400. Send me an email to: … Then I will have your email so we can communicate privately. In your email, send me some dates between December 4th and the 20th when you can do the drive to get the bottle. I would like to do the transaction in cash.

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    Hello George, to secure the privacy of our users we do not accept simply pasting email addresses into the comments. If you want to get in touch with respective owners or buyers please send a mail to [email protected] expressing this wish. Thank you

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    George Millington


    I just sent a request to [email protected] to get your email address so we can arrange for the transaction to take place.

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    We have a deal. I can do several dates between 4 and 20 Dec and I will pay cash. I prefer to keep meeting date/time off the public blog so I will wait for you to get back to me directly.

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    The Remy Martin has been sold. Thank you George and Sebastian.

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