Bonhams are usually marked with an exceptional selection of rare Cognac, some of which realised prices over three times the pre-sale estimates. So it was in September when Remy Martin Black Pearl Cognac achieved almost double its pre-sale estimate of £5,000 – £7,000 ($8,000-$11,000), and sold for £10,350 ($16,600), and in all likelihood will also be on 6th December where Pierre Frapin Cuvee 1888 Grand Cru Cognac, estimated at £2,400- £3,000 ($3,850-$4,800) leading Bonhams Fine & Rare wine sale at New Bond Street, London.
Bottled in a limited edition crystal glass decanter, decorated by a 24 carat gold spiral and stopper, this rare Pierre Frapin Cuvee 1888 Grand Cru Cognac pays tribute to its founder Pierre Frapin who in 1888 selected the cuvée which won the Gold Medal at the ‘Exhibition Universelle’ in Paris in 1889. Made by renowned Cristalleries Royales de Champagne, the delicate crystal glass decanter is accompanied by a wooden presentation cabinet within which you’ll find a drawer containing a replica 1888 gold-plated pocket watch, filled with Pierre Frapin perfume, designed to enhance the Cognac tasting experience.
Bonhams Fine & Rare wine sale in London will also some exceptional wines from private European cellars, including a remarkable range of rare Spanish wines from 1925 to 1982, top Italian wines and 12 vintages of Lebanese Chateau Musar from 1979 to 1994.