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Wine/Cognac Rouyer Guillet & Cie


I have recently inherited a bottle of cognac from Rouyer Guillet & Cie.
It only says "Rois de France" on the bottle neck and no vintage year.
I know it was imported in to Singapore by Optorg Company but have no idea how long ago (more then twenty years ago for sure). I live in Hong Kong and the cork is still intact.
What is the age of this bottle and what could this be worth?

Hi Gerry,

Cognacs are usually blends of various distillations that were assembled after aging in wood  to achieve a consistent house style so there's no way to date bottles. (Apart from the very few Vintage Cognacs of course.)

It's difficult to see any value in your bottle as potential buyers would be concerned by the low level that will have resulted from evaporation past the failed cork, even if it appears intact.




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