Private Seller from New York, USA. Stored in a dry place, up-right standing. All duties paid.
Condition: Everything seems fine. New and unopened.
Paper seal - in good condition
Fill level: Mid shoulder
LOT - 20212
Max von Olfers
Max von Olfers is the founder of Cognac Expert, and has 10 years of experience with collector item appraisals. The oldest Cognac Max has consumed is from 1855.
Malte Lukowski runs the operations & collector item departments at Cognac Expert, and has 4 years of experience with collector item appraisals. The oldest Cognac Malte has consumed is from 1920.
A rare bottle of French-Korean heritage: A collector’s edition Martell VSOP, 20 years
Martell has always produced Cognac with both knowledge and emotion, and this pre-WWI bottle certainly has a beautiful story. The seller acquired the bottle in the 1950s.
Although a VSOP, as with all Martell Cognacs, they are aged for far longer than required. In fact, this unique collector’s item has been aged for at least 20 years in oak barrels.
This means that this is a very fine blend of Cognacs from both the 19th and 20th centuries.
The most beautiful aspect of purchasing a collector's bottle of Cognac is not only the age of the rare eaux-de-vie within, but also the incredible stories that bring people together. This bottle in particular, is imbued with emotional significance, and will be treasured forever.
Martell are the oldest of the Big Four Cognac houses, and favor eaux-de-vie from the Borderies region for their incredible blends.
Story of the Cognac
The seller’s father was stationed in France during the Korean War in the 1950s, and rented a room with the seller’s mother at Chateau de la Vauguyon in Chinon, a town in the Loire valley of France. T
The owners, Mr and Mme. Duthu befriended the seller’s parents and gave them this very bottle of Cognac as a gift from their exclusive wine cellar, which was and still is a cellar on their property.
Their son continues to live at the chateau.
Presentation of the bottle
It has been stored in a dry place.
Text on the bottle
- V.S.O.P. Plus de 20 ans en futs
- VERY OLD PALE. Trademark on capsules and cases.
- J. & F. MARTELL COGNAC
- LE COGNAC MARTELL est le produit naturel des vins recoltes par le decret du 1er Mai 1909.
- (Martell signature x b). Exportation Interdite.
About Martell Cognac
Martell is the oldest of the Big Four Cognac houses. Similar to Rémy Martin, but a few years older still, not long ago did Martell celebrate its 300-year anniversary. The history of Martell & Co dates back to 1715 when Jean Martell founded the company with the wish to produce only the highest quality in Cognac. With the legendary bottles Martell Cordon Bleu, the cuvée Martell Extra L’Or de Jean Martell and the recent Création Grand Extra from 2007, the company strongly implanted itself in the luxury goods market, and are famous for using large amounts of eaux-de-vie from the Borderies terroir. It belongs to Pernod Ricard and has sales of around 15 million liters every year. The most precious eaux-de-vie, some of which date back to 1830, are stored in a secret location in the cellars of Jean Martell - approximately 1.6 million 9-liter cases!
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