Black Pearl Cognac lands at Bonhams



2015-06-26 11:20:24

Black Pearl Cognac lands at Bonhams

10 Sep 2012, 14:41 GMT+01

Bonhams have announced that a rare bottle of Cognac will be offered at their 13th September Fine & Rare Wines auction.

The bottle, a limited edition Remy Martin Black Pearl Cognac, has spent most of its life at sea. It travelled the world on a luxury cruise ship in the on-board shopping mall. Eventually it was purchased by a cruising South African bar manager and sommelier. He recognised the bottle’s importance and rarity, and sent it back to South Africa.

The Cognac is a Louis XIII de Remy Martin. It is made using a special blend of 1200 eaux de vie between 40 and 100 years old. Produced from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne territory, then aged in ancient oak barrels, only 800 bottles of Black Pearl are released each year. It is bottled in a black Baccarat crystal decanter with a fleur-de-lys stopper.

It is expected to fetch £5,000-£7,000.

Two bottles of Cognac over 200 years old will also be offered at the auction. An 1806 Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Reserve Marie Domain, is expected to sell for £1,8000-£2,200, and a Napoleon Grande Fine Champagne Cognac is estimated at £1,000-£1,500.

As well as exceptional taste, exceptional design will be featured. A decanter of Frapin Francois Rabelais 1er Grand Cru Cognac in a gilt giant pocket watch-shaped bottle with a functional time piece at the centre. It has been valued at £3,000-£4,000.


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