A reader from California, USA sent us this Remy Martin Louis XIII Cognac. He writes “Bought it at a sale, it was the owners grandfathers.”

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Remy Martin Louis XIII Rarest ReserveFront with box and top

The label reads: It was served to King George and queen Elizabeth
At chateau of Versailles July 23, 1938

The bottom of bottle say Remy Martin cognac France , there are the letters IN etched on the bottom, too there words on the bottom.

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: Unopened and Sealed bottle with original box box and crystal stopper.


Remy Martin Louis XIII Rarest ReserveBottom of bottle

How has the bottle been stored:

  • In a dry place
  • At room temperature
  • I don’t know

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine

Remy Martin Louis XIII Rarest ReserveNeck with seal

Remy Martin Louis XIII Rarest Reserve

The level of the cognac: Into neck: this means the level of cognac is still in the upper bottle neck, normal

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Remy Martin Louis XIII Rarest Reserve.

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    I think I know this bottle 🙂
    This is the Joseph H. Reinfeld imported bottle with the red velvet box… The number 1N is actually an underlined number 2.

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    Corrected Info: This is bottle #2 from the 1938 period and it came in a red velvet box instead of a green one.

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    Hello everyone, I just added another picture.

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    Hello Carl… I thought it was your bottle.
    Are you really considering selling it?
    To those who don’t know: It is the oldest (verified) Louis XIII in original condition with case that I have seen. This is older than any of the bottles in the rattan baskets.
    It is a 1938 or 1939 Baccarat (with no markings on the decanter) and imported to the US by an importer that ceased to exist in 1940.

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    Yes Michael , the most information I got to date related to this bottle I got from you, thanks again for sharing your knowledge. As you can see I’m still trying to find out more if possible. Because of the uniqueness of this bottle (it’s age, from the 30’s and it being bottle #2) I hope to find a buyer who wants this one-of -kind find as part of their collection, but also willing to pay me a fair price. I think it would be a perfect compliment sitting next to that bottle of Black Pearl or on display at a high end casino bar in Vegas. You may be able to get another bottle of Pearl, but there are not too many of these around, especially being bottle #2.

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    Hi Carl,
    You have a really rare bottle… but that does not always equate to valuable. I am probably one of the few people who can truly appreciate that it is different from the other Louis XIII.
    Many collectors may choose a bottle in the rattan basket or green mirror case over yours simply because they are more iconic although less rare.
    I am still very interested in it for my collection but I hope you find a higher bidder!

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    Hello Carl,

    I really like this bottle of beautiful cognac.

    Thanks for the explanation from you and Michael I also realized that it is extremely rare, so I would like to make an offer as $6000 with respect. Please kindly consider it and let me know what do you think.

    Best Regards,

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    Hi Carl

    How beautiful bottle do you have!
    If it is still available I’d like to offer $4500, please let me know what do you think.


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    Thank you for your offers! I will be considering them very soon, but I am still awaiting bottle verification still from Remy Martin. as soon as I know any more information I will this blog.

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    Thank you, Carl!
    Look forward to further hearing from you, my offer of$4500 is still effective.

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