De Luze Bottle Catalogue (last updated Sep 25, 2022)

(165 bottles from 35cl and up, but still incomplete)

De Luze was founded by Alfred De Luze in 1822 as a wine and spirits company and only started producing cognac in 1862, when they bought the Domaine de Chaigne near Touzac. They are best known for the shape of their bottles, like bowling pins. The emblem is a shield with two wolves. Recently they changed that to just a wolf.
In 1927 De Luze received the Royal
Warrant for his cognac by King Christian X of Denmark. It can be seen on many of his older bottles.
They have always made fine champagne cognacs. Only recently have they expanded their range to include a more traditional blend that contains borderies as well.
They sold the company in 1980 to Rémy Martin and in 2006, it was Boinaud who bought the brand back from them to start a new. Boinaud als produces Dupont and Naulin cognac (not represented here).
Most of their cognacs are fine champagne (over 50% grande champagne, supplemented with petite champagne).

 


Old and new logo.

 

Contents:

1. Stars
2. VS
3. VO, VSO and VSOP
4. Reserve Royale
5. Napoleon
6. XO
7. Extra
8. Vintages
9. Decanters
10. Limited editions
11. Magnums

1. Stars

Cognaçaise (not sure, possibly 3 stars quality)

Three crowns (1940s)  73cl, stated on the back; Italian import (1960s)

70cl indicated; with a duty strip on top  70cl, not indicated (1970s) 70cl, not indicated; Französisches Erzeugnis (1970s) 70cl, black capsule and an emblem on the shoulder of the Danish Royal Warrant 100cle (1980s) 35cl indicated

2. VS

VS, US import

70cl, not indicated (1970s) 750ml (1980s)

70cl, not indicated on the front 750ml, indicated on the back  1L, stated on the back side; after 2006 375ml flask

35cl

70cl, indicated on the back side  1L bottle  35cl  375ml flask 50cl flask

70cl, indicated on the back  1L bottle 50cl flask

70cl 1L bottle

70cl

70cl (2022) 750ml 35cl

 

3. VO, VSO and VSOP

VO and VSO:

VO  VSO

VSOP:

No content indicated, 70cl (est. 1950-60s) 70CTL and 40° indicated 73CL indicated, Italian import (est. 1950s) Also 73 CL indicated and Italian import (CIGA) 70cl indicated; also stated: Jarnac!

Content not indicated, cognaçaise bottle; probably 70cl 1960s

No content or ABV indicated (70cl) 70cl indicated; no emblem on the neck, with a duty strip on top 68cl (1970s)  70cle (end 1970s) No content or abv indicated, with an Asian sticker on the neck  35cl

70cle (1980s)

Content not indicated, with an Italian duty seal (1980s)  70cl (1980s)  70cle (1980-90s)

70cl, not indicated 750ml  1L bottle  375ml flask

70cl indicated on the back side (2000s)  Said to be 1L  35cl, indicated on the back  50cl pet flask

70cl 1L

70cl, fine champagne cognac on two lines; (ca. 2010-2011) 70cl, fine champagne cognac on one line 1L bottle 35cl  50cl pet flask

70cl

70cl (2022)  750ml, indicated

 

4. Reserve Royale

Reserve Royal, 70cl  Reserve Royal, A. de Luze & Fils printed lower on the label; Italian import  Reserve Royal, different label; Italian import

 

5. Napoleon

70cl indicated

Npoleon, also printed on the band just above the foot On the band just above the feet is printed: A. de Luze et Fils; Asian import 70cl indicated on the lower left 70cle and 40% indicated on the back of the neck; with a paper duty seal  40%Alc/Vol indicated; with a number in a square (B280; probably South-African bottle) and 'produced and bottled in France' printed 40%vol and 70cl indicated; and 'Importé par Ritschard and Cie S.A. Interlaken' printed  Different colour of label and neck  With an Asian sticker on the front and also on the back

 

6. XO

1980s:

Content (70cl) and ABV stated on the side of the neck  0,7L; Italian import (Bologna) 0,7L; Italian import (Milano); stated is: Non disperdere il vetro nell'ambiente  700ml, Asian bottle  Label has different colour, 70cl (not indicated)  Label has different colour, 70cl (indicated); with additional text

70cl and 40%alc/vol indicated 70cl on the back; back side has a green point symbol 70cl and 40%vol indicated on the back; different label and neck 100cl indicated on the back

70cl indicated on the back side 70cl; with an EAN on the back   750ml indicated on the back side Said to be a 1 Litre bottle  70cl indicated on the back; XO is larger; cap is high

XO is printed lower on the bottle; cap is low (said to be 2021)  1L bottle 50cl indicated on the back side

With new logo of wolf, 70cl  50cl bottle

50cl  Cognac indicated twice (above and below XO) 50cl 50cl

7. Extra

70cl  750ml, indicated; with an appellation line below 750ml, indicated; without an appellation line below

2017

8. Vintages

1820 1848 1850 1854 1868 1870 1874 1878 1880 1884 (est. 1930s) 1884 with Bordeaux indicated

1893 cognaçaise

9. Decanters

Baccarat decanter  Different neck

L'Infini, St. Louis cristal L´empreinte (2018, part des anges)

10. Limited editions

divers:

Grande fine champagne (1950s) Extra Old  1L Special tribute to Norway, VSOP Generations Generations (2013); without the name on the shoulder emblem Extra, featured in La Part des Anges auction of 2012  Single cask, 2020

Christmas:

50cl Christmas edition 50cl Christmas edition (2015) 50cl Christmas edition

Alfred:

Alfred de Luze

Porcelain:

Imperial gard, voltigeur (50cl) Imperial gard, cuirassier (50cl) Imperial gard, hussard (50cl) Imperial gard, chevau-léger (50cl) Imperial gard, grenadier (50cl) Imperial gard, chasseur à cheval (50cl)

200th anniversary of the French Revolution, 70cl  Diplomatic bag Diplomatic bag, 70cl

70cl

1886-1986 (1985, 70cl) Bernardaud Limoges porcelain

 

11. Magnums

Magnum, fine champagne (1950s) Magnum, XO (1960s)

Magnum VS 3L VS (you can buy the 3L in Norway, but the photo here is from a 70cl bottle)

Magnum VS 3L VSOP (you can buy the 3L in Norway, but the photo here is from a 70cl bottle)

Several 24L bottles:

(2017) for 24 generations De Luze (or Boinaud) Napoleon Reserve with 1822 (year of establishment) on the shoulder

 

 


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