Vintage Cognac from the year of the French Revolution 1789 is up for grabs
Since 1763, the enchanting style of its elegant cognacs has formed the essence of HINE’s prestige. Ageing in French oak barrels with delicate tannins, HINE cognacs evolve their delicate fruity aromas and subtle perfumes. The dramatic action when the Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm, and assaulted the royal fortress Bastille back on July 14th 1789, actually signaled the beginning of the French Revolution. And, in those times when the French royal family that had ruled France for centuries started collapsing, the Grande Fine Champagne cognac was created by Saulnier Frères. Now, for the delight of collectors and cognac connoisseurs alike, the auction house Christie’s at its Fine and Rare Wines auction in November will be offering a fabulous range of great wines highlighted by a historical, and rare bottle of Grande Fine Champagne which dates to French Revolution. Also, the auction will boast a separate catalogue dedicated to an incredible private collection of vintage cognac, whisky and cigars.
Cognac collectors on a global scale will be delighted at some of the lots due to come under the hammer at two upcoming Christies Auctions. The first is the Bacchus & Tobaccos Fine and Rare Wines Sale, that’s being held in Geneva, Switzerland, on the 13th and 14th of November. The second has been announced by Christies as “an unprecedented sale of ancient cognacs from the Parisian landmark, La Tour d’Argent.” A dining destination that’s played host to the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Paul McCartney, Coco Chanel and Grace Kelly, not to mention various emperors and French royalty, the restaurant has a history dating back to 1582.
The cognacs including the Grande Fine Champagne from 1789 are part of a noted collection that actually took over 3-decades to acquire by one of the most renowned international collectors. Produced by Saulnier Frères from the Reserve de Saint Amant de Graves, the bottle Grande Fine Champagne is in good condition, with just a slightly shrunken cork and bin-soiled label, and is valued between $16,000 ad $26,500.
Notably, this special sale of 240 lots will take place on Nov. 13th at Christie’s Geneva. And on Nov. 14th, around 870 lots of rare and fine wines will also be offered up for the grabs.