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Hi,
I have attached a photo of a bottle of champagne I wish to have valued. The cork is split and has been been covered over with cling film and sellotape.  About a quarter of the 36cl bottle has evaporated.
Many thanks
Liz

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Hi Elizabeth,

This isn't Champagne, but a 1892 vintage Cognac from the Fine Champagne area, made possibly by the famous Cognac house of Rene Briand - although I can't be sure from the damaged label.

In perfect condition, this would attract very serious bidding at auction from collectors who would clamour to buy such a rarity. But sadly your's is far from perfect so I'd only be guessing if I suggested a figure.

I suggest you ask http://www.cognac-expert.com/ for their opinion and advice; you may find http://blog.cognac-expert.com/rene-briand-fine-champagne/ particularly interesting.

I'd be very interested to hear how you get on so please come back with any information you get.

Regards,

David
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I have 40 year`s experience tasting, collecting and enjoying wines as an amateur enthusiast. Bordeaux and Port are my particular loves and I regularly buy and sell at auction. I have a good library and frequently participate in on-line discussions. I can only help with valuations, buying or selling if you tell me where you live as there are many variations around the world.

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