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Rare bottle of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac to auction at Bonhams Fine wines auction

Andrea Divirgilio / September 6, 2012

Produced from wine grapes grown in the Grande Champagne territory of Cognac, France, and made using a special blend of 1200 eaux de vie, between 40 and 100 year-old, and aged in tiercons ‘ancient oak barrels’, the Cognac ‘Louis XIII de Remy Martin is certainly one of the world’s finest cognacs. Interestingly, while all of the Louis XIII Cognac is bottled in Baccarat crystal decanter, only 800 Black Pearl bottles are released each year and a limited number of it come to the open market. Now, a rare Remy Martin’s Black Pearl Cognac bottle is being offered at Bonhams Fine & Rare wines sale on September 13 at New Bond Street, London. This unusual Cognac bottled in a limited edition, special black crystal decanter is estimated to fetch a price of $7,900 to $11,120, and is one of the highlights of the sale which also offers fine selection of rare Cognac including 200 years old bottles.

Rare bottle of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac to auction at Bonhams Fine wines auction

Rare bottle of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac to auction at Bonhams Fine wines auction

Interestingly, this bottle of Remy Martin Black Pearl Cognac has come up on the auction blocks after multiple-years of across the globe travelling.

Rare bottle of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac to auction at Bonhams Fine wines auction

Originally, it started journey at sea in an on-board shopping-mall and was eventually bought up by a South African bar manager. While cruising across the Mediterranean, he spotted this special bottle, realized its rarity and importance, and bought it and sent it from Greece to all the way to South Africa for safe-keeping.

At the Bonhams Fine & Rare wines sale, collectors will also get to grab two bottles over 200 years old. A bottle of Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Reserve Marie Domain, and a Napoleon Grande Fine Champagne Cognac.

Also, we have earlier seen the Rémy Martin’s ultra-luxurious Le Jeroboam Louis XIII decanter, Rémy Martin’s new Louis XIII coffret boasting art deco flair, and the Rémy Martin and La Maison du Chocolat launch Limited Edition gift box of assorted chocolates designed to pair with the flowery flavors of Remy Martin XO cognac.

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