View Full Version : Chateau Courvoisier 4th Edition Viellissement Cognac

04-12-2011, 08:41 AM
I know nothing about this but do you think it's worth more than $800?

04-12-2011, 08:47 AM
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04-12-2011, 08:54 AM
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Up for sale is a 19/20 year old bottle of Cognac, this is something special for a cognac lover as you don't see this special 4th edition everyday. A little history:

4th Edition - VIELLISSEMENT (Ageing). Came to market in 1991. It displays a graceful body protecting the wine in the cellar. Courvoisier Collection Erte is the most precious of all the Cognac Brandies. Due to its a carefully chosen Brandy in 1892 (the year that Mr. Erte was born), there are only twelve thousand bottles of each edition. However, only four thousand bottles of the eighth edition are in existence worldwide. Because of its meticulous design, collectors spend top dollar to have Courvoisier Erte in their collection. There are eight editions of Erte on the market, first becoming available in 1988. Currently, the most expensive brandy is the first edition of Erte, and the price of every edition increases annually due to its rarity. Mr. Erte personally designed all the artwork for all eight editions. He is a talented artist who immersed himself in painting for about 70 years. His use of his sharp observation, wealthy imagination and his innate artistic abilities to produce these works has led to his title: Master of Art Deco

This bottle has the certificate papers and all the packaging that it came it. This has got to a FTF deal in the Broward/Palm Beach area, about once week I am in Naples/Ft Misery area. $800 OBO, any reasonable offer will be considered, please buy it before I crack it open.

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eta: original receipt and other documents included.

04-12-2011, 11:28 AM
I do not think that anything that you drink is worth $800.
Just my opinion.
The most I have spent for a bottle of beer was $50 and thats my max.

04-12-2011, 11:53 AM
Granted a company is going to say what they say to set the right mood, or maybe it's just the poster,
but I doubt it's the most precious of all the cognac brandies. There are several others I would choose
before this, but in all, I would say that it certainly is worth hundreds of dollars. But further he tries
to lay it on thicker by stating that the price increases each year owing to rarity. The price of these items
does increase annually, but on demand, not rarity. Something can be rare and still be crap. It's just rare crap.
AGAIN, that said, 12,000 bottles doesn't sound too rare. 1-5000 seems to creep close to rare. I would pass, but
if you are looking around for a nice cognac, bookmark it and keep looking. I think it would be there
when you return. I wish I had a favorite, I only dabble in the genre, I'm afraid. Note I am not calling
this crap, just using the word in an anaolgy. It might be excellent.

04-12-2011, 12:19 PM
I've never spent more than $220 a bottle. $800 is definitely a no way for me. I'd mow through it in a day and a half and be pissed. If it's in a decanter you know you're paying an extra $100, maybe even $200 just for the bottle. (I doubt they would put it in anything cheap.)

It is noted though, I'm not much of a cognac fan. I mean I like a few but certainly not my favorite spirit.

I just think a few boxes of Cohibas would last longer.

04-12-2011, 12:35 PM
The auction price of three different bottles in 07 was 680, 680 and 700 bucks. With the final release of all the
bottles held in reserve, renewed interest may spark some pricing increases. I would say that 3 years later,
800 is not unheard of, but I'd be willing to bet you are buying this to drink, in which case I would leave
the collecting and the pricing risk to the collectors. You can get some fine cognac for that kind of money.
Well, actually you have to pay about twice that for fine cognac, haha. But drinkable, acceptable cognac,
4-5 bottles for that kind of coin. If you do not have the other 7 bottles, or plan to get em, why F with it?