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).
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 €
HINE 250, 70 cl sold for 12,000 €
PIERRE FERRAND COLLECTION PRIVÉE COGNAC 1, 5 Liters sold for 6,300 €
COURVOISIER RÉSERVE 1978, 70 cl sold for 2,600 €
HENNESSY PART DES ANGES 2013, CARAFE 1900, 1 liter, sold for 20,000 €
RENAULT CARTE D´ARGENT XO HERITAGE EXEMPLAIRE N° 1, 70 cl, sold for 3,500 €
VALLEIN TERCINIER TRÈS VIEUX COGNAC FINS BOIS, 50 cl, sold for
LEOPOLD GOURMELQUINTESSENCE 30 CARATS CRISTAL DECANTER, 70 cl, sold for 1,500 €
CHATEAU MONTIFAUD PRESENTATION BOX “MAITRE DE CHAI” (CELLAR MASTER), 8 x 20 cl, sold for 3,500 €
CAMUS CUVÉE 5.150 NUMBER 1212/1492, 70 cl, sold for 3,200€
BACHE-GABRIELSEN, L’ASSEMBLAGE, sold for 3,500 €
COGNAC FRAPIN, FRAPIN RAISINS D’OR, 70 cl, sold for 9,000 €
MEUKOW COGNAC RARISSIME, sold for 2,500 €
LOUIS ROYER PREDILECTION GRANDE CHAMPAGNE SINGLE CASK, 70 cl, sold for 850 €
Rémy Martin Louis XIII Jeroboam , 3 liters, sold for 32,000 €
TESSENDIER COGNAC PARK ANGELE, 70 cl, sold for 4,100 €
BARON OTARD PRIVATE ARCHIVES OF CHATEAU DE COGNAC, 70 cl, sold for 3,200 €
MARTELL THE CELLAR MASTER SELECTION, 70 cl, sold for 11,000 €
DELAMAIN 1963 50-YEAR-OLD GRANDE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC DAUM CRYSTAL DECANTER, 70 cl, sold for 5,000 €
TIFFON, GRANDE CHAMPAGNE, 70 cl, sold for 4,000 €
NORMANDIN-MERCIER GRANDE CHAMPAGNE 50 cl, sold for 1,900 €
DAME JEANNE 3.30 LITRES : “TRADITION” BY COGNAC ABK6, sold for 8,000 €
LEYRAT ANNIVERSARY SET OF TWO PORCELAINE DEC ANTERS, 2 x 70 cl, sold for 3,800 €
COGNAC RÉSERVE A.E.DOR N° 9, 70 cl, sold for 2,300 €
PRINCE HUBERT DE POLIGNAC KNIGHT TRUNK, 70 cl, sold for 10,000 €
COGNAC HARDY, “LE PRINTEMPS”, 75 cl, sold for 13,000 €
Œuvre d’art by Julien Drevelle 5,000 €
Total: 175,450 €
Photos special thanks La Part Des Anges and Annabelle Ismail.