Skinner auction house in Boston, USA, have an extremely rare bottle of 1820 De Luze Cognac up for auction.
This precious bottle, and possibly another from 1850, will be offered in the auction house’s fine wine auction on May 2nd, 2012, tomorrow. Both bottles are super examples of the iconic 19th century bottle design still used by De Luze Cognac today for their VS, VSOP and Alfred ranges. Months ago, an old cognac bottle of De Luze found its was back to the cognac house when a user of www.cognac-expert.com submitted a bottle picture.
The Skinner auction house is well known for its fine wine and spirit sales, and has been rated by The Quarterly Review of Wines (one of the USA’s oldest and most respected wine magazines) as being “one of the most professional auctioneers in the USA and attracting serious buyers from across the globe.”
Bob Eastham, International Director at De Luze Cognac, was contacted by Michael Moser from the wine department at Skinner in order for them to learn more about the history of the brand, as well as to understand how a cognac from 1820 could be sold by a house that wasn’t established until two years later.
Of course, Mr Eastham obliged, explaining the intricacies of cognac production and aging.
Eastham expressed delight that this wonderful find has occurred at this point in time. He said “this confirms DE LUZE’ strong presence in the USA in the past and will certainly be a great kick off, in this our 190th anniversary year, for re-launching the brand in the USA.”