24 Oct '12, 10pm

La Tour d’Argent auctions off centuries-old Cognacs

La Tour d’Argent auctions off centuries-old Cognacs

One of the oldest and most historic restaurants in Paris will be auctioning off a collection of equally old, rare Cognacs and spirits from the bowels of its world famous wine cellar — home to 400,000 bottles that are guarded day and night. Among some of the most prized lots are two 2.5-liter bottles of Grande Fine Champagne Cognac ‘La Tour d’Argent’ 1805, which were bottled on-site more than two centuries ago. The bottles are estimated to fetch between €12,300 to €18,450. As one of the oldest bottles ever sold at Christie’s, the auction will also feature a bottle of Vieux Cognac Grande Fine Champagne ‘Close de Griffier’ Café Anglais that dates back to 1788. That bottle is expected to fetch up to €4,920. The rarest wines were transferred from the Café Anglais when the owner’s daughter, Augusta Burdel, married the owner of La Tour d’Argent, André Terrail — grandfather of the...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/wines-spirits/la-tour-dargent-rare-c...

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