AE Dor Bottle Catalog (last updated Nov 13, 2018)

(223 bottles and 462 miniatures, but still incomplete)

AE Dor is best known for its exclusive old cognacs. The company started in 1858. Established by Baptiste Dor, it got its name AE Dor in 1889 from his son Amedée Eduard Dor. The company was sold in 1972 to the Bénédictine group, but in 1982 they were ‘rescued’ from this group by Jacques and Odile Rivière. It was quite a surprise when they found a huge stock of very old cognacs. Odile Rivière appeared to have a natural talent for blending and became a famous maître de chais. Her cognacs are very sought after by connoisseurs all over the world. Very sadly Odile died rather young in a car accident. Jacques continued the business and now their son Pierre-Antoine Rivière is leading the company.
Their logo is a crown on top of a laurel that holds the kapital D. Undernearth is the date of establishment and their name. In the past other emblems are used.
One characteristic feature of AE Dor is that they issue a lot of series, what makes it interesting for collectionneurs. I have made some series here.

Contents:

1. Stars
2. VS and Sélection
3. VSOP
4. Albane
5. Napoléon
6. XO
7. Prestigueus Cognacs
– 7a. Soleil d’Austerlitz, Roi de Rome and Prince Albert
– 7b. Numbers 1 till 5
– 7c. Prestigueus Grande Champagne cognacs
– 7d. Prestigueus Fine Champagne cognacs
– 7e. Other Prestigueus cognacs
– 7f. Numbers 6 till 11
– 7g. Vintages (other than above)
8. Limited editions and specials (Embleme, Cigar, Seasons)
9. Opera
10. Other Decanters
11. Magnums and more
12. Small bottles
– 12a. 500ml
– 12b. 350ml
– 12c. 200ml
– 12d. 100ml
– 12e. Miniatures, 3-5cl
— 12e1. Three stars
— 12e2. (Rare) Fine Champagne and Vieille Fine Champagne
— 12e3. VS
— 12e4. Sélection
— 12e5. VS Sélection
— 12e6. Pur Cru
— 12e7. VSOP
— 12e8. Albane
— 12e9. Famille Réserve (No.1)
— 12e10. Napoléon
— 12e11. XO
— 12e12. XO no.2
— 12e13. XO JR
— 12e14. Hors d’Age
— 12e15. Numbers 1 till 11
— 12e16. Other vintages
— 12e17. Specials (Embleme, cigar, Seasons, Ladies Club)
— 12e18. Opera
13. AE Dor Extravaganza

1. Stars

73cl

2. VS and Sélection

Only says Sélection Only says Sélection; D in the middle is brown-red Only says Sélection; D in the middle is brown-red; additional text at the bottom of the label.  VS Sélection  VS Sélection; straight bottle (cognaçaise) New type bottle, white emblem Bronze emblem 1 Liter

All are probably made of borderies and fins bois.

3. VSOP

Old label; des Domaines La Barde & St. Léger  VSOP Très Grand Cognac  VSOP, 70cl (prob. 1960s)  VSOP Fine Champagne  VSOP Rare Fine Champagne  VSOP Rare Fine Champagne; 1L English label; VSOP Fine Champagne  New bottle, Rare Fine Champagne  750ml VSOP Rare Fine Champagne    1L

Not sure about the first two bottles, but all other are fine champagne.

4. Albane

Albane No.1; Famille Réserve

The number ‘one’ was originaly reserved for the 1893 Age d’Or, but the number has been ‘recycled’. It is a grande champagne cognac. Reserve Familiale means at least five years of age.

5. Napoléon

Vieux cognac  With a paper duty seal and with 'please tear off' on the capsule  70cl; 1980s  green label (borderies and fins bois; 15 years old)  green label with content 70cl and ABV sated  grey-brown labelnot sure if this a a different colour label....   Limited edition bottle  New type bottle

Blends: grande champagne, petite champagne, borderies and fins bois.

6. XO

Vieille Fine Champagne Fine Champagne Fine Champagne

The XO’s are Fine Champagne cognacs.

 

7. Prestigueus Cognacs

7a. Soleil d’Austerlitz, Roi de Rome and Prince Albert

Soleil d'Austerlitz (1805) Soleil d'Austerlitz Roi de Rome (1811 in italics)    Prince Albert (1934)

Of the Soleil d’Austerlitz is said that only three bottles were produced; here ar two (30% alcohol).
Two bottles of Roi de Rome (31% alcohol). There also exists a Roi de Rome with similar to the first, but with 1811 in upright font.
Prince Albert is said to be from the year 1834 (30% alcohol). Why does the first bottle say 1846??

7b. Numbers 1 till 5

No. 1: Age d’Or

Gold wax top, year is not on the label; vine-tendril? in the blob Gold wax top; frosted glass; year not on the label; the figure in the blob is unrecognazibleGold wax top with AEDOR on it, year not on the label; 1893 written in the blob Gold wax top with AEDOR on it, 1893 on the label; 1893 written in the blob Gold wax top, 1893 on the label; the figure in the blob is unrecognazibleRed wax top with AEDOR on it, 1893 on the label; 1893 written in the blob Red wax top with AEDOR on it; 1893 on the label; text 'product of france' between the year and the word cognac; 1893 written in the blob Limted edition

The Age d’Or is a grande champagne from 1893 and has 36% of alcohol.

No.2: Excellence

 Older type bottle Gold top, glass blob with a crown; year written on the label above 'excellence'. Gold top, glass blob with a crown, year written on the label on the top right  Gold wax top; glass blob with a crown; year not written on the label. Instead of 'excellence' it says 'President Sadi Carnot'. above 'excellence'. Gold wax top with AEDOR on it; glass blob with crown, year not written on the label Gold wax top with AEDOR on it; glass blob with 1889, year also written on the label Gold wax top with AEDOR on it; glass blob with 1889, year also written on the label; imported by Meregalli Giuseppe Red wax top with AEDOR on it; glass blob with 1889, year also written on the label Gold wax top with AEDOR on it; glass blob with 1889, year written on the label in red Limited edition

The Excellence is a grande champagne from 1889 and has 35% of alcohol.

No.3: Prince Impérial

Gold wax top, glass blob with unrecognizable emblem; year written on the label above 'Prince Impérial'. Gold wax top, glass blob with a crown; year not written on the label. Gold wax top with AE Dor in it, glass blob with the year. Red wax top with AEDOR on it; glass blob with 1875, year also written on the label

The Prince Imperial is a grande champagne from 1875 and has 36% of alcohol.

No.4: Napoléon III Empereur

Old top, glass blob with lines and a neck label above; year not written on the label; with a 'N' on the label. Gold wax top, glass blob with unrecognizable emblem; year not written on the label. With a 'N' on the label. Gold wax top, glass blob with a crown; year not written on the label. Gold wax top with AE Dor in it, glass blob with 1858

The Napoléon III Empereur is a grande champagne from 1858 and has 37% of alcohol.

No.5: Louis Philippe

Gold wax top, glass blob (with a crown?); year not written on the label.  Gold wax top, glass blob with a crown; year not written on the label; with 'bottle no. of' written on top right. Gold wax top with AEDOR on it; glass blob with a crown; year not written on the label. Gold wax top with AEDOR on it, year not written on the label; 1840 written in the blob Gold wax top with AEDOR on it, 1840 on the label; 1840 written in the blob Gold wax top with AEDOR on it, 1840 in red on the label; 1840 written in the blobRed wax top with AEDOR on it, 1840 on the label; 1840 written in the blob Cognaçaise Limited edition

The Louis Philippe is a grande champagne from 1840 and has 34% of alcohol.

7c. Prestigueus Grande Champagne cognacs

  Premier Consul Premier Consul. Capsule is different as is the placing of the label (the hight) 1800 Premier Consul Age d'Or only printed on the neck label. Vine-branch in the blob. Age d'Or printed on the neck label as well as on the main label. Vine-branch in the blob. Grande champagne printed on the neck label as well as on the main label. Vine-branch in the blob. Limited édition bottle.

The first two are called Premier Consul. Napoléon Bonaparte was Premier Consul from 1799 until 1802. In 1802 he became Consul à vie and in 1804 Emperor. These bottles contain Grande Champagne cognac from these years (1799-1802). The labels are hand-written.
Next two are both Age d’Or. The bottles look much like the number 1 bottles that are from the year 1893 which are also called Age d’Or, but these bottles have not number 1 printed on them and have a neck label and a different shoulder blob.
The fourth bottle is a 1875 grande champagne, the same year as is number 3 Prince Imppérial, but this bottle has not the number 3 printed on it.
The sixth bottle is the Maine Chaudin from 1923.
Last bottle is a limited édition Napoléon III, grande fine champagne.

7d. Prestigueus Fine Champagne cognacs

1834 and 30% alcohol. 1840 and 34% of alcohol. 1840 fine champagne; no alcohol content stated. Different form of bottle. 1889 1893 age not stated

The above bottles are all fine champagnes. The first bottle is a 1834 of 30% as is the Prince Albert. But the Prince Albert is a grande champagne and this here is a fine champagne. The second one is a 1840 of 34% alcohol as is the no.5 Louis Philippe. But again this is a fine champagne and the Louis Philippe is a grande champagne.
The fourth one is a 1889 as is the no.2 Excellence. Again: this is a fine champagne , were the Excellence is a grande champagne.
The last two bottles look very much the same, but the last one does not bear a year. The year 1893 is the same year as the number one Age d’Or has, but the number one is a grande champagne of 36%.

7e. Other prestigueus cognacs

  Detail of the back-side of the bottle.  Hors d'Age

The first one is a 1818, stated on the back-side. The cru is unknown.
The second bottle (1895) is from the Domaines de La Barde & St. Léger. Again the cru is unknown.

7f. Numbers 6 till 11

The numbers 6, 7 and 8 are still being produced today. These are between 30 and 50 years of  age, number 6 being the youngest.
The numbers 9, 10 and 11 are not produced anymore. The first two are 50 years and older and number 11 has a minimum of 70 years. Number 9 is not fully grande champagne, but has 20% fins bois.

No. 6:

 Old type bottle Hors d'Age with a shoulder blob Hors d'Age without a shoulder blob Hors d'Age without a shoulder blob; Italian import Vieille Réserve Vieille Réserve, 750ml

The no. 6 Grande Champagne can have different adjectives: Grande Réserve, Hors d’Age and Vieille Réserve.
The number 6 is the youngest of the series. It has 40% alcohol.

No. 7:

Old type bottle; Grande Réserve. 70cl and 40%vol reversed and in red. Hors d'Age in a cognaçaise and with a gold coloured crown in the shoulder blob Hors d'Age; no shoulder blob; Meregalli Giuseppe Grande Réserve  Vieille Réserve; printed is: 'appellation grande champagne controlée'  Vieille Réserve; printed is: 'appellation cognac grande champagne controlée'  Limited édition bottle

The no. 7 Grande Champagne is 42% alcohol and can have different adjectives: Grande Réserve, Hors d’Age and Vieille Réserve.

No. 8:

Hors d'Age; content and alcohol in black Different letters used for 'Hors d'age'; check the 'H'; more with at the lower end of the label Hors d'Age; content in black and alcohol in red Vieille Réserve. Grande Réserve, 750ml

Number 8 hors d’age is 48% alcohol; vieille réserve and grande réserve have 47% alcohol. These are grande champagnes.

The numbers 6, 7 and 8 are still being produced. Numbers 9, 10 and 11 are not.

No. 9:

Old type, hors d'age  Hors d'Age in a cognaçaise; 70cl  Vieille Réserve  Vieille Réserve. The colour of wax used is more golden; the letters in the wax are larger than on the previous bottle Grande Réserve limité; with a blob Grande Réserve limité; without a blob

Some of the number 9. The number nine is predominantly grande champagne but contains also 20% fins bois. It comes at 40%.

No. 10:

Hors d'Age Vieille Réserve

Number 10 is grande champagne and has 41.5% alcohol.

No. 11:

Vieille Réserve

Number 11 is grande champagne and has 43% alcohol. It is the oldest of the series with seventy years of age.

7g. Other vintages

1677 La Réserve du Prince; very old, maybe to old to be genuine? 1858 Heritage Amedée Edouard Dor 1872 Grande Fine Champagne 1900 Edouard VII; one of a kind 1908 Heritage Amedée Edouard Dor 1914 Reserve Ancestrale 1922 Héritage 1958 Heritage Amedée Edouard Dor Réserve Spéciale 1967 (petite champagne?) Réserve Spéciale 1968, petite champagne Réserve Spéciale 1968, petite champagne Réserve Spéciale 1976, fins bois Réserve Spéciale 1977, fins bois Réserve Spéciale 1978, fins bois Réserve Spéciale 1982, fins bois Réserve Spéciale 1987, fins bois Réserve Spéciale 1988, fins bois Réserve Spéciale 1989, grande champagne Réserve Spéciale 1990, fins bois

8. Limited editions and Specials

Vieux cognac of the domaines de La barde & St Leger

Embleme:

Embleme was created to celebrate 150 year AE Dor in 2008. Made of Grande Champagne and Fins Bois.

Cigar:

70cl; shoulderlabel says: reserve cigar Shoulderlabel says: AE Dor for cigar; cotisation mark on the rim of the label. Cotisation mark inside of the label. No cotisation mark No cotisation mark, 750ml

Blend of different cru’s.

Other:

    Réserve Spéciale Messer Fils, 70cl (1980s)

First bottle is in commemoration of the Entente Cordiale of 1904.
Second is a Rare fine champagne.

9. Opera

Sélection VS VS, different curl on lowerside of label Napoleon Napoleon in smaller letters  70cl Napoleon, Old Réserve (brown label) XO Special Reserve; yellow label with gold coloured letters XO Special Reserve; label has a lighter colour and the letters are more bronze coloured XO Special Reserve; colour of letters is different XO Special reserve; 70 cl is printed to the left and higher than '40%vol' is. Same as previous but label has a lighter colour and the letters are more bronze coloured  XO Old Réserve; no paper label XO Old Réserve  Extra, 750ml Extra Old Réserve Legend Old Reserve, 750ml Legend Extra Old Reserve, 70cl  Legend, Extra Old Réserve; with a paper seal on top; 70cl (not stated) 750ml GoldGold Special Reserve

VS and Sélection are fins bois cognac. VSOP is a blend of grande and petite champagne (fine champagne). Napoleon is a blend of grande champagne, borderies and another (fins bois or petite champagne?). XO is a blend of grande and petite champagne (fine champagne). Extra is a blend of grande champagne and another (borderies or fins bois?). Legend is a blend of grande champagne and borderies; special reserve gold is a blend of grande champagne, petite champagne and borderies.

 

10. Other decanters

Legend is also part of the Opera series  Legend is also part of the Opera series  Gold, 750ml  XO, fine champagne  XO, fine champagne (aka Nolly)

Collector, 750ml  On neck label: AE Dor  On neck label: XO  On neck label: Extra  Extra

Vieille Fine Champagne  Vieille Fine Champagne, with Daum logo  Très Vieille Réserve Limité, grande champagne  Grande Champagne, presumably no. 10

Sign of Time (150th anniversary)

More on Sign of Time at the Extravaganza page.

11. Magnums and more

Magnums:

1.5L 1.5L 1.5L 1.5L 1.5L 1.5L

Double magnums:

3L 3L 3L, crown in shoulder blob 3L, XO in shoulder blob3L

12. Small bottles

12a. 500ml bottles

Round shoulder, brown cap  Broad shoulder, brown cap Broad shoulder, orange cap Broad shoulder, orange cap with a paper seal VS, narrow in the middle VS, wide in the middle

VSOP fine champagne 50cl VSOP fine champagne 1975 fins bois (33 years old; bottled 2008)1988 petite champagne, with a red stamp on the label 1988, petite champagne with 1988 in red at the bottom of the label

12b. 350ml bottles

Set 35cl: VSOP, Cigar,XO, no 6, no 8

12c. 200ml bottles

Collection: Les Crus Set: VS, VSOP, Napoléon, XOset: vs, vsop, cigar, vieille reserve fine champagne Weekend: vsop, cigar, xo, no6, no9 Four seasons

12d. 100ml bottles

10cl Napoleon  10cl XO, Vieille fine champagne

12e. miniature bottles (3-5cl)

Set 10cl: vs, vsop, embleme, napoleon, xo

12e1. Three stars
3cl:

    40% on lower part of label 40% on upper right part of label 

5cl:

  

12e2. (Rare) Fine Champagne and Vieille Fine Champagne
3cl:

No additional text underneath Additional text underneath re importer Same text underneath as previous one, but gold wax cap 3cl not stated 3cl grande champagne but it also states: rare fine champagne!

Last bottle is a curiosity: it says ‘grande champagne’ and underneath is written ‘rare fine champagne’.

5cl:

 With an appellation statement screw cap  Vieille fine champagne  5cl Rare fine champagne

 

5cl not stated, high, round shoulder 5cl not stated, low shoulder 5cl, low shoulder  5cl rare fine champagne; screw cap

Gold wax cap white emblem, content not stated. Fine champagne. Bronze emblem, content not stated. Fine champagne. Black cap white emblem, content 5cl stated. Rare fine champagne, but it also says 'grande champagne'! Black cap, bronze emblem, content 5cl stated. Rare fine champagne, but it also says 'grande champagne'! White emblem, content 5cl stated. Rare fine champagne, but it also says 'grande champagne'! Bronze emblem, content 5cl stated. Rare fine champagne, but it also says 'grande champagne'! Gold emblem, content 5cl stated. Rare fine champagne, but it also says 'grande champagne'!

12e3. VS
3cl:

5cl:

Same label as previous, slightly different wax cap Screw cap  White glass and dark cap green glass and gold coloured cap Screw cap  Different colour glass and cap  wax cap screw cap

 White emblem, dark capBronze emblem, dark cap White emblem, gold cap Bronze emblem, gold cap Gold emblem, gold cap

12e4. Sélection
3cl:

This bottle says 5cl, but it is really 3cl 3cl, not stated grande champagne

5cl:

Slightly different wax cap With 'appellation cognac controlé' on it   Screw cap and with 'appellation cognac controlé' on it gold wax capblack wax cap

high shoulder Letters in green; standard shoulder letters in black; coloured glass clear glass  screw cap 5cl stated Grande champagne

White emblem, gold cap, no content stated Bronze emblem, gold cap, no content stated grande champagne, white emblem, dark cap grande champagne, bronze emblem, dark cap Grande champagne, white emblem, gold cap Grande champagne, bronze emblem, gold cap Grande champagne, gold emblem, gold cap

12e5. VS Sélection
5cl:

Gold wax cap, long cap Gold wax cap, short black cap, wax  screw cap new type label  Same, but with a srew cap

Black cap, white emblem Black cap, bronze emblem No emblem, black screw cap  Gold emblem, black screw cap gold wax cap, no emblem only difference: they put the label low gold wax cap, gold emblem

12e6. Pur Cru

5cl wax cap, gold 5cl wax cap, silver  5cl screw cap, silver  5cl screw cap, bronze

12e7. VSOP
3cl:

Des Domaines de la Barde & St. Léger   

Fine champagne, no content stated The label says 5cl, but it is 3cl. 3cl grande champagne Slightly different font (less heavy)

5cl:

Hand written, green glass Hand written Machine typed 25 YO VSOP 30 YO VSOP Content not stated 50ml stated, green glass 50ml, clear glass Similar to previous one, but cap and colour of glass are slightly different

5cl fine champagne No content or cru stated, standard shoulder 5cl grande champagne  Green wax cap

Black cap, white emblem; grande champagneBlack cap, bronze emblem; grande champagne Gold cap, white emblem Gold cap, bronze emblem Gold cap, white emblem; grande champagne Gold cap, bronze emblem; grande champagne Gold cap, gold emblem; grande champagne

Sloping shoulder, wax cap  High shoulder, wax cap  Srew cap and different shape of bottle low shoulder, screw cap; VSOP is place in between 'Cognac' and 'Fine champagne' label in one piece  5cl fine champagne; screw cap  Fine champagne, no emblem, round shoulder; wax cap  5cl Fine champagne, plastic bottle

All the above are fine champagne or rare fine champagne

Fine champagne, black screw cap, no emblem Fine champagne, no emblem, gold wax cap Black cap, white emblem, fine champagne Black wax cap, bronze emblem Gold wax cap, gold emblem  Screw cap, bronze emblem  Gold emblem, black screw cap

12e8. Albane (=number 1, see famille Reserve)

 

12e9. Famille Réserve (No.1)

No emblem White emblem Bronze emblem Gold emblem

Grande champagne cognacs.

12e10. Napoléon
3cl:

Vieille fine champagne Vieille fine champagne; bottle is somewhat slimmer, has a somewhat different top. (not 100% sure about content....) No content stated and no cru stated Label says 5cl, but it is a 3cl bottle! No cru stated.  3cl grande champagne

5cl wide type bottles:

 Low 5cl bottle; vieille fine champagne; gold wax cap Higher 5cl bottle; vieille fine champagne; gold wax cap 5cl bottle; vieille fine champagne; black wax cap 5cl bottle; Grande fine champagne; gold wax cap 5cl bottle; Grande fine champagne; screw cap

Vieux cognac napoléon; gold wax cap Vieux cognac napoléon; dark wax cap Napoleon without appellation stated Napoleon with appellation statement Napoleon with appellation statement; screw cap

5cl high bottles:

High, round shoulder, content not stated, no cru stated Content and cru not stated; different shoulder 5cl, no cru stated  5cl, screw cap 

White emblem, no content or cru stated Bronze emblem, no content or cru stated Black cap, white emblem, 5cl grande champagne Black cap, bronze emblem, 5cl grande champagne White emblem, grande champagne, content stated Bronze emblem, grande champagne, content stated Gold emblem, grande champagne, content stated

High, round shoulder, two labels Different shoulder screw cap Blue label

5cl red labels:

Screw cap  Round shoulder, wax cap  Label placed high, no emblemLabel placed low, no emblem  No emblem, black screw cap White emblem Bronze emblem Gold emblem  Gold emblem, screw cap

12e11. XO
3cl:

Fine champagne, no content stated Label says 5cl, but it is 3 cl; cru not stated 3cl grande champagne 3cl (written over 5cl); vieille fine champagne

5cl:

Screw cap, high shoulder, content not stated, fine champagne  Gold wax cap; high round shoulder; content not stated; fine champagne Gold wax cap; different shoulder; content not stated; fine champagne Gold wax cap; different shoulder; content not stated; fine champagne; different colour glass Gold wax cap; content stated; cru not stated Gold wax cap; content stated; grande champagne   Dark wax cap, fine champagne; content not stated

 Gold wax cap, grey label; high round shoulder; content stated; vieille fine champagneGold wax cap; different shoulder; content stated; vieille fine champagne screw cap; content stated; vieille fine champagne  Plastic bottle with screw cap; vieille fine champagne

Black wax cap, white emblem, content stated, grande champagne Black wax cap, bronze emblem, content stated, grande champagne Gold wax cap, white emblem, content not stated, fine champagne Gold wax cap, bronze emblem, content not stated, fine champagne Gold wax cap, white emblem, content stated, grande champagne Gold wax cap, bronze emblem, content stated, grande champagne Gold wax cap, gold emblem, content stated, grande champagne

5cl XO vieille fine champagne; black screw cap, no emblem  Black screw cap, gold emblem  No emblem Black cap, white emblem, fine champagne, content stated Black cap, bronze emblem, fine champagne, content stated Black cap, gold emblem, fine champagne, content stated Gold cap, gold emblem, fine champagne, content stated

12e12. XO no.2
3cl:

Label says 5cl, but it is 3 cl; cru not stated 3cl grande champagne 3cl fine champagne

5cl:

High round shoulder, 5c, cru not stated Different shoulder, 5cl, no cru stated 5cl grande champagne  Black screw cap; blend (cru not stated)

 Black cap, grey label, fine champagne, 5cl Gold cap, high round shoulder, fine champagne, 5cl Gold cap, different shoulder, fine champagne, 5cl Screw cap, fine champagne, 5cl Screw cap, fine champagne, 5cl; with asian characters on the back

Black cap, white emblem, 5cl grande champagne Black cap, bronze emblem, 5cl grande champagne Gold cap, white emblem, 5cl, cru not stated Gold cap, bronze emblem, 5cl, cru not stated Gold cap, white emblem, 5cl grande champagne  Gold cap, bronze emblem, 5cl grande champagne Gold cap, gold emblem, 5cl grande champagne 

The third and fourth bottle have both 5cl stated, deviating from all other cru series where the gold cap bottles not being grande champagne, have their content not stated (see the page with the series).

Black cap, white emblem, 5cl grande champagne   

12e13. XO JR (Jacques Rivière)

5cl, black wax cap, high shoulder, no emblem Screw cap, high shoulder, no emblem  Wax cap, round shoulder, no emblem Straight shoulder, no emblem  5cl wax cap, no emblem White emblem   Bronze emblem Gold emblem

12e14. Hors d’Age

Manually typed label 3cl clumsy cap 3cl, different cap 5cl  5cl, form of bottle is different

12e15. Numbers 1 till 11
First three old ones, not really in a series:

 Gold cap, oval paper emblem; number 1 not stated Number 2 stated Number 5 stated

Number 1 “Age d’Or”, 1893:

Gold cap, gold blob, grey label, with stamp 'number 1' Red cap, red blob, grey label with number 1 on it Gold cap, red blob, green label; number 1 very small Red cap, red blob, green label; number 1 very small

Number 2 “Excellence”, 1889:

 

Gold cap, gold blob, grey label, with stamp 'number 2' Red cap, red blob, grey label with number 2 on it Gold cap, red blob, green label; number 2 very smal Red cap, red blob, green label; number 2 very small 

Number 3 “Prince Imperial”, 1875:

Gold cap, gold blob, grey label, with stamp 'number 3' Red cap, red blob, grey label with number 3 on it Gold cap, red blob, green label; number 3 very smal Red cap, red blob, green label; number 3 very small

Number 4 “Napoléon III Empereur”, 1858:

Gold cap, gold blob, grey label, with stamp 'number 4' Red cap, red blob, grey label with number 4 on it Gold cap, red blob, green label; number 4 very smal Red cap, red blob, green label; number 4 very small

Number 5 “Louis Philippe”, 1840:

Gold cap, gold blob, grey label, with stamp 'number 5' Red cap, red blob, grey label with number 5 on it Gold cap, red blob, green label; number 5 very smal Red cap, red blob, green label; number 5 very small

Number 6:
3cl:

Reserve no.6, Hors d'Age; clear glass Reserve no.6, Hors d'Age; green glass Grande champagne, content not stated Grande champagne Label says 5cl, but it actually is 3cl; cru not statedGrande champagne; label says 5cl, but it actually is 3cl

5cl:

Reserve no.6, hors d'age Vieille réserve no.6, grande champagne; clumsy cap Vieille réserve no.6, grande champagne   

 High, round shoulder, no content stated Different shoulder, no content stated similar to previous one, but letters are green en colour of label has a different green colour; no content stated 5cl content stated; cru not stated 5cl content stated green wax cap; content and cru not stated

White emblem, content not stated Bronze emblem, content not stated White emblem, content stated Bronze emblem, content 5cl stated Gold emblem, content 5cl stated

Number 7:
3cl:

Hors d'Age, hand made label Hors d'Age, wide bottle Hors d'Age, thin bottle No content or cru stated Cru stated, content not Content and cru statedVieille reserve no.7; gray label; 3 overwrites 5cl

5cl:

 Vieille réserve no.7, grey label

High, round shoulder, no content stated Different shoulder, no content statedsimilar to previous one, but letters are green en colour of label has a different green colour; no content stated 5cl stated, cru not stated cru and content stated

White emblem, content not statedGold cap, bronze emblem, content not stated Gold cap, White emblem, content 5cl stated  Gold cap, bronze emblem, content 5cl stated Gold cap, gold emblem, content 5cl stated Black cap, white emblem, content 5cl stated Black cap, bronze emblem, content 5cl stated

Number 8:
3cl:

Content and cru not stated  content and cru stated Label says 5cl, but it actually is 3cl; cru not stated Vieille reserve no.8; grey label; 3 overwrites 5

5cl:

Vieille réserve no.8, grey label

Different shoulder, no content stated similar to previous one, but letters are green en colour of label has a different green colour; no content stated 5cl stated, cru not stated cru and content stated Green wax cap

White emblem, content not stated Gold cap, bronze emblem, content not stated Gold cap, White emblem, content 5cl stated Gold cap, bronze emblem, content 5cl stated Gold cap, gold emblem, content 5cl stated Black cap, white emblem, content 5cl stated Black cap, white emblem, content 5cl stated

Number 9:
3cl:

Reserve no.9, Hors d'Age; clear glass little difference just under the cap Reserve no.6, Hors d'Age; green glass No content or cru stated content and cru stated Content stated, cru not; no.9 manually written  Vieille reserve no.9; grey label; 3 overwrites 5

5cl:

Hors d'Age no.9 Vieille reserve no.9, grey label

High, round shoulder; content and cru not stated Different shoulder; content nor cru stated 5cl stated, cru not stated; no.9 is hand-written  Screw cap; content not stated  Cru and content are stated (strange: no.9 has 20% fins bois!)

Note: the last bottle says it is grande champagne, but no. 9 is 80% grande champagne and 20% fins bois!

White emblem, no content stated Bronze emblem, no content stated White emblem, content 5cl stated Bronze emblem, content 5cl stated  Bronze emblem, content 5cl stated (different cap) Gold emblem, content 5cl stated

Number 10:
3cl:

Content not stated, 3cl. Content and cru are stated Vieille reserve no.10; 3 overwrites 5cl

5cl:

 

High, round shoulder; content not stated Different shoulder; no content stated Content stated, cru not  Content and cru stated  Screw cap; content not stated

White emblem, no content stated Bronze emblem, no content stated White emblem, content 5cl stated Bronze emblem, content 5cl stated Bronze emblem, content 5cl stated (different cap) Gold emblem, content 5cl stated

Number 11:
3cl:

Content not stated; cru stated Content and cru stated Vieille reserve no.11; grey label; 3 overwrites 5cl

5cl:

Vieille reserve, grey label

High, round shoulder; content nor cru stated Content not stated, cru stated Content stated, cru not stated content and cru stated  Screw cap; content not stated

 Gold cap, white emblem, content not statedGold cap, bronze emblem, content not stated Gold cap, white emblem, content stated Gold cap, bronze emblem, content stated Gold cap, gold emblem, content stated  Black cap, white emblem, content stated Black cap, bronze emblem, content stated

12e16. Other vintages

 

1988 PC, no emblem 1988 PC, white emblem 1988 PC, bronze emblem 1988 PC, gold emblem

12e17. Specials
Embleme:

Round shoulder, black cap Round shoulder, gold cap Straight shoulder, white emblem Straight shoulder, bronze emblem Different model

Cigar:

3cl:

No content nor cru stated 3cl grande champagne

5cl:

 5cl, wax cap  High, round shoulder, no content, no cru Different shoulder, no content, no cru Different shoulder, no content, no cru; differen colour green of the label and letters are green  Content and cru are stated

Gold cap, white emblem, no content or cru stated Gold cap, bronze emblem, no content or cru stated Black cap, white emblem with content stated, grande champagne Black cap, bronze emblem, content stated, grande champagne Gold cap, white emblem, content stated, grande champagne Gold cap, bronze emblem, content stated, grande champagne Gold cap, gold emblem, content stated, grande champagne

Seasons:

 

Ladies club:

  Content not known  Cap is different

12e18. Opera

The above curl start above the 'S' of Selection and is open. The above curl starts above the 'S' of Selection and is massive. 'Cognac' in large letters and right below 'cognac' is 'appellation' in small letters. The above curl starts above the 'C' of COGNAC.  The label has a different oriënatation and the letters are less slick

 The label has a different oriëntation  5cl, withut the beuatifully shaped stopper (this mini was in a gift box with a 70cl bottle)

These Opera’s are 5cl miniatures.

13. AE Dor Extravaganza

 

The very expensive and extravagant bottles of AE Dor have their own page, with room for a more extensive description of the bottles: Soleil d’Auserlitz, Roi de Rome, Prince Albert, the numbers 1 till 11 and the Sign of Time and a few others.

Click on this link to see AE Dor Extravaganza.

Or in Dutch: Click on this link to see the AE Dor Extravaganza page in Dutch.