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BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer reports from the Cognac region of France as the rarest Cognacs in the world are auctioned at La Part Des Anges 2013.

In English, “La Part Des Anges” means “The Angel’s Share,” which refers to the evaporation of alcohol from the barrel during the aging process.

When a full barrel of whiskey, cognac or another distilled spirit is maturing in the barrel, distilleries will lose around 2% per which will yielding less and less total aged spirit every year.

This 8th annual “La Part des Anges” charity auction of exceptional cognacs was just held and raised 175,450 €, (approximate $230,000) and will be donated to the French Red Cross and the local charity, L’Arche à Cognac.

630 guests from all four corners of the world  gathered to attend the 8th annual “Part des Anges” auction at the enchanting Château de Brillac near Cognac in Foussignac (pictured below).

Château de Brillac France

All rare Cognacs and winning bids are listed below along with photos.

The Rémy Martin Louis XIII Jeroboam garnered the highest bid from whiskey and spirits collector Mahesh Patel. We’ve featured Mahesh Patel in interviews in the past on BourbonBlog.com and we were happy to see him walk away with this rare bottle.

This year marked the most successful La Part Des Anges ever and perfectly illustrates the success of this world-renowned spirit with collectors.

The auctioneer Vincent Gérard-Tasset yielded his expert gavel to conclude the sales of 26 rare bottles of Cognac and a work of art by artist Julien Drevelle, totaling 175,450 €.

This auction is organized by the Bureau Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC). The BNIC a trade organization financed by Cognac companies and growers and is entrusted with public service missions to represent all the Cognac growers and firms of the production region.

Be watching BourbonBlog.com for more from the Cognac region!

DE LUZE GÉNÉRATIONS, 70 cl, sold for  2,000 €

De Luze GÉNÉRATIONS Cognac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HINE 250, 70 cl sold for 12,000    Hine 250 Cognac

 

PIERRE FERRAND COLLECTION PRIVÉE COGNAC 1, 5 Liters sold for 6,300 €

PIERRE FERRAND COLLECTION PRIVÉE COGNAC 1

COURVOISIER RÉSERVE 1978, 70 cl sold for 2,600 €

COURVOISIER RÉSERVE 1978

HENNESSY PART DES ANGES 2013, CARAFE 1900, 1 liter, sold for  20,000 €

HENNESSY PART DES ANGES 2013 CARAFE 1900

RENAULT CARTE D´ARGENT XO HERITAGE EXEMPLAIRE N° 1, 70 cl,  sold for 3,500 €

RENAULT CARTE ARGENT_XO_HERITAGE EXEMPLAIRE N0 1

VALLEIN TERCINIER TRÈS VIEUX COGNAC FINS BOIS, 50 cl, sold for

1,700 €

VALLEIN TERCINIER TRÈS VIEUX COGNAC FINS BOIS

LEOPOLD GOURMELQUINTESSENCE 30 CARATS CRISTAL DECANTER, 70 cl, sold for  1,500 €

OURMEL QUINTESSENCE 30 CARATS CRISTAL DECANTER

CHATEAU MONTIFAUD PRESENTATION BOX “MAITRE DE CHAI” (CELLAR MASTER), 8 x 20 cl, sold for 3,500 €

 

CHATEAU MONTIFAUD PRESENTATION BOX “MAITRE DE CHAI” (CELLAR MASTER)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMUS CUVÉE 5.150 NUMBER 1212/1492, 70 cl, sold for 3,200€

CAMUS CUVÉE 5.150

BACHE-GABRIELSEN, L’ASSEMBLAGE, sold for 3,500 €

BACHE-GABRIELSEN L’ASSEMBLAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COGNAC FRAPIN, FRAPIN RAISINS D’OR, 70 cl, sold for 9,000 €

 

COGNAC FRAPIN RAISINS D’OR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEUKOW COGNAC RARISSIME, sold for 2,500 €

MEUKOW COGNAC RARISSIME

 

LOUIS ROYER PREDILECTION GRANDE CHAMPAGNE SINGLE CASK, 70 cl, sold for 850 €

 

LOUIS ROYER PREDILECTION GRANDE CHAMPAGNE SINGLE CASK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rémy Martin Louis  XIII Jeroboam , 3 liters, sold for 32,000 €

REMY MARTIN LOUIS XIII JEROBOAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TESSENDIER COGNAC PARK ANGELE, 70 cl, sold for 4,100 €

TESSENDIER COGNAC PARK ANGELE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARON OTARD PRIVATE ARCHIVES OF CHATEAU DE COGNAC, 70 cl, sold for 3,200 €

BARON OTARD PRIVATE ARCHIVES OF CHAT EAU DE COGNAC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTELL THE CELLAR MASTER SELECTION, 70 cl, sold for 11,000 €

MARTELL THE CELLAR MASTER SELECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELAMAIN 1963 50-YEAR-OLD GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC DAUM CRYSTAL DECANTER, 70 cl, sold for 5,000 €

DELAMAIN 1963 50-YEAR-OLD GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC DAUM CRYSTAL DECANTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIFFON, GRANDE CHAMPAGNE, 70 cl, sold for 4,000 €

TIFFON GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORMANDIN-MERCIER GRANDE CHAMPAGNE 50 cl, sold for 1,900 €

NORMANDIN MERCIER GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAME JEANNE 3.30 LITRES : “TRADITION” BY COGNAC ABK6, sold for 8,000  €

ABK6 DAME JEANNE TRADITION BY COGNAC ABK6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEYRAT ANNIVERSARY SET OF TWO PORCELAINE DEC ANTERS, 2 x 70 cl, sold for 3,800 €

LEYRAT ANNIVERSARY SET OF TWO PORCELAINE DECANTERS

 

COGNAC RÉSERVE A.E.DOR N° 9, 70 cl, sold for 2,300 €

 

COGNAC RÉSERVE A.E.DOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRINCE HUBERT DE POLIGNAC KNIGHT TRUNK, 70 cl, sold for 10,000 €

PRINCE HUBERT DE POLIGNAC KNIGHT TRUNK

COGNAC HARDY, “LE PRINTEMPS”, 75 cl, sold for 13,000  €

COGNAC HARDY LE PRINTEMPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Œuvre d’art by Julien Drevelle 5,000 €

 

 

Total: 175,450 €

 

Photos special thanks La Part Des Anges and Annabelle Ismail.

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