Very old bottle

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Very old bottle

Postby eskin2228 » Thu May 19, 2016 1:32 am

I have a bottle of Napolean Cognac in a bottle with raised glass date of 1811. The label is a bit damaged but contains the basic information. There is a wax seal of the cork which has apparently stood the test of time as there is very little loss of liquid and the color is very dark. I suspect that the the contents was originally in a wooden cask and bottled some time much later. I can trace the ownership to the mid 1920's when it was purchased by my wife's Uncle at, what in those days was a very high price.

Does anyone know how I might research it's origin, quality or value?


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Re: Very old bottle

Postby easmits » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:29 am

Hi Eric,

These old 1811s are always a difficult matter, as there seem to be quite a few fakes out there. Also, a lot of producers seemed to have put '1811' on the label just to sell their cognac. You could try and start posting some pictures on here so that we could see what we're talking about.
That you can trace it to the 1920s helps.


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