Pierre Frapin Cuvee 1888 Grand Cru Cognac is the top lot at Bonhams Fine & Rare Wine sale
After Bonhams at its Fine and Rare Wine sale held on September 13th offered an eclectic selection of rare cognacs including an ultra-rare Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac bottle which fetched $16,490, almost double its pre-sale estimate of $7,900, now the auctioneer at its upcoming Fine & Rare Wine sale at London’s New Bond Street on Dec. 6th will feature some exceptional Cognac bottles among an extraordinary range of rare wines from around the globe. And, one of the sale’s highlight is the Pierre Frapin Cuvee 1888 Grand Cru Cognac which comes bottled in a a beautiful limited-edition crystal glass decanter, adorned by a special 24k gold spiral and stopper.
Notably, this decorative bottle actually honors the cognac brand’s founder Pierre Frapin who back in 1888 selected the Cuvee, which won the Gold Medal at the 1889 ‘Exhibition Unverselle’ in Paris.
Accompanied by a special wooden-cabinet, the crystal glass decanter was made by the noted Cristalleries Royales de Champagne. And, inside the cabin there’s a drawer featuring a replica 1888 gold-plated pocket watch, filled with perfume Pierre Frapin, especially designed to enhance the tasting experience of the Cognac.
However, Bonhams at its 2012 Autumn Auction of Fines and Rare Wines also offered collectors and wine enthusiast a chance to grab the wine of Tsars, whisky of the monarchs and cognacs of the kings.