A lazy and sunny sunday afternoon and this Rémy Martin Louis XIII Cognac that one of our readers from Illinois, USA has to offer.
The Reader writes “My father was a liquor distributor from the time he came home from WWII in the South Pacific as a lieutenant Commander U.S. Navy. He took over his father in law’s liquor distribution company. Renfield was one of the companies that he represented. We have a few partially empty crystal decanters left from his collection. This is the only one that was unopened and full. My father died in 1999 at the age of 79. I never asked him about these bottles but my mother kept them after his death. When my mother came to live with us in 2001, the bottles came with her. She died in 2007 and the bottles became mine. My parents never drank at home unless they were entertaining. As they got older, entertaining became less and less frequent. I guess that is why the unopened bottle exists. They were likely waiting for a visit from Louis XIII himself. I have no need for the cognac. I would only open such a bottle for the birth of my only son’s first child. Since my son is a recovering addict with three years of sobriety at just 18 years old and a freshman in college, it seems best to sell this item and put the money to good use as an investment in education or in our home. One of the crystal decorative fins is broken but the bottle other than that is in tact. I have the matching crystal stopper for the bottle but do not have the original box or documentation. Photo of the bottle is on a backgammon board that was given to my father by Cutty Sark and has his name engaved on a plate. My father was an educated, charming and kind man. Everyone from the nuns at the school where I attended to the local unsavory saloon customers that he dealt with in business loved him. He was universally adored. I hope this bottle finds its way to a good home where they can toast to the life and times of my father.”
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The label reads: Remy Martin Cognac on neck of bottle and on Top of Bottle Cap where a Paper label or bottle stamp partially covers bottle cap. Bottle stamp has numbers 724011215 one one side and 4-I-89 on the other side. There are paper labels on the base of the bottle on both sides. Side one reads Distilled and bottled by : E. Remy Martin & Co Cognac 4/5 quart 80 proof imported by Renfield Importers LTD, Union J.J. Printed in France Produce of France. Side two reads Grand Champagne Louis SIII Brand 4/5 Quart Rares Reserve 80 Proof E. Remy Martin & Co – Cognac Printed in France. The bottom side of the bottle has etched label reading E. Remy & Co Cognac France Made in France by Baccarat. There is also on the bottom what appears to be a Baccarat seal of some sort but it is hard to make out.
Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: Remy Martin Cognac on neck of bottle and on Top of Bottle Cap where a Paper label or bottle stamp partially covers bottle cap. Bottle stamp has numbers 724011215 one one side and 4-I-89 on the other side
How has the bottle been stored:
- At room temperature
- I don’t know
Some more information about the bottle:
- Everythings seems fine
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.