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.
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.
Speaking about the old and rare cognacs, we have earlier seen the sale of cognac Cuvée 1888 which pays tribute to Pierre Frapin, the rare bottle of Cognac Frapin which was sold for over $20,000, and the 1795 Brugerolle cognac, which reportedly was a part of French Emperor, Napoleon Boneparte’s collection went up for sale from the private estate of a Dutch collector. The 250 year-old vintage cognac was the highlight of the sale, which was also the world's largest liquor collection to go on auction.