Chateau Paulet Bottle Catalog (last updated: Jan 27, 2021)

182 bottles, but still not complete (only half bottles and up)

Introduction

Chateau Paulet was founded in 1848 in Jarnac by Jean-Maurice Lacroux. They used to have vineyards in the grande champagne and fins bois districts and also bought large quantities from the borderies. They got into trouble in the mid-seventies and were eventually taken over by the Renaud-Cointreau Group. Descendants of the Lacroux family have been active for several decades after the take-over, but today the brand is not longer in production.

They have been using two different emblems: a coat of arms at first and later on a stylized image of their castle. Often both emblems were used in combination. And for their brand name both Paulet and Chateau Paulet have been used.

    

Contents:


1. Stars
2. VS
3. Ecusson Rouge
4. VSOP
5. Napoléon
6. XO
7. Extra
8. Age Inconnu (Très Rare)
9. Très Vieux and Très Vieille Paradis
10. Très Vieille Borderies
11. Vintages
12. Decanters
13. Porcelain
14. Special Éditions
15. Magnums

1. Stars

three stars:

Grande fine cognac, three stars; J. Maurice Lacroux is printed above 'Chateau Paulet' Grande fine cognac, three stars; J. Maurice Lacroux is printed below 'Chateau Paulet' different capsule With Franzöisches Erzeugnis underneath (1960s) Different capsule and Chateau Paulet in blue letters, screw cap

Five stars:

Très grande fine cognac, 5 stars Cognac grande champagne, 70 cl; five stars

2. VS

VS

3. Ecusson Rouge (ecusson means coat of arms)

Écusson Rouge, no stars; content not stated (looks almost like a magnum)

Ecusson rouge 3 stars:

Ecusson rouge 5 stars:

Paulet, Grande fine cognac; green glass Chateau Paulet, grande fine cognac; green glass; Französisches Erzeugnis Chateau Paulet, très grande fine cognac; green glass; 40°GL; bronze colored capsule Chateau Paulet, grande fine cognac; clear glass; not less than 24 FL OZS Chateau Paulet, très grande fine cognac; clear glass; 40°GL; with a paper duty seal Same as previous, but with text on the lower right (product of France?)Chateau Paulet, très grande fine cognac; clear glass; 40°GL; with a paper duty seal

Chateau Paulet on the middle of the label; with additional text underneath Different capsule Chateau Paulet on the middle of the label; with a paper shoulder label, 0,70L, with Französisches Erzeugnis stated

70cl stated on the lower right 700ml with a paper duty seal  700ml stated on the black area on the lower right; shorter label Cont. bot. 700ml stated to the right of Grande Fine Cognac; Italian import 1Litre bottle

Ecusson rouge pentangular bottles:

Chateau Paulet, 700ml stated Paulet, 70cl stated; with a duty seal red label, red capsule; Mexican import Gold coloured capsule, e70cl stated, also a pregnancy pictogram; with a paper duty seal   Paulet, e70cl stated, also a pregnancy pictogram, and a recycling pictogram on the capsule

 

4. VSOP

Très vieille fine cognac:

Lacroux VSOP (Chateau Paaulet is stated) Reserve VSOP, très vieille fine cognac, 70cl (1950s) Reserve VSOP, très vieille fine cognac; Französisches Erzeugnis, 70cl (1950s)  Reserve VSOP, très vieille fine cognac'; oval shoulder label; 70cl Reserve VSOP, très vieille fine cognac'; oval shoulder label; with a paper duty seal on top 35cl bottle; with 'appellation controlée' stated Reserve VSOP, très vieille fine cognac'; round red shoulder blob

Très grande fine cognac:

VSOP réserve, très grande fine cognac; 40°G.L stated VSOP réserve, très grande fine cognac; Dutch import for Kerstens, Tilburg Französisches Erzeugnis; volume not stated (ca. 70cl)  VSOP réserve, très grande fine cognac; bronze label with a paper shoulder label VSOP réserve, très grande fine cognac; bronze label with a shoulder emblem in the glass; Französisches Erzeugnis VSOP réserve, très grande fine cognac; bronze label with a shoulder emblem in the glass; Französisches Erzeugnis; different capsule VSOP réserve, très grande fine cognac; bronze label with a shoulder emblem in the glass; Französisches Erzeugnis; different capsule VSOP réserve, très grande fine cognac; bronze label with a shoulder blob; 35cl

VSOP réserve, très grande fine cognac; red label with a shoulder blob 690ml VSOP réserve, très grande fine cognac; reseda label with a paper shoulder label 70cl VSOP réserve, très grande fine cognac; reseda label with a paper shoulder label  70cl VSOP réserve, très grande fine cognac; reseda label with a paper shoulder label; Arrburg, Suisse

Pentangular bottles:

VSOP, 700ml, red capsule VSOP, red capsule, 700ml stated; with a cotisation symbol VSOP, 700ml, red capsule; on the back: Malaysian Duty Not Paid VSOP, bronze capsule VSOP, bronze capsule, 700ml stated

Newer types:

750ml organic VSOP 700ml prestige vsop 750ml VSOP

5. Napoléon

Napoléon

Napoleon at the upper end of the label; 'Paulet'; Cont. Netto 700ml stated  40%vol and 0,70L stated, Tres Vieille Fine Cognac; Maison Niels de Veye Napoleon lower on the label; 'Chateau Paulet'; 0,70L and 40° stated Asian sticker on the neck and a neck blob 'Cognac Napoleon' lower on the label; 'Chateau Paulet'; Asian sticker on the neck and a neck blob 'Cognac Napoleon' lower on the label; 'Chateau Paulet'; paper shoulder label  35cl

Copper coloured capsule Black capsule, no content or abv stated on front; 700ml, Asian import Black capsule, no content or abv stated on front; 700ml, Asian import, different back-side 70cl and 40°vol stated; no address line on the lower end of the label; Asian import 70cl and 40°vol stated; no address line on the lower end of the label; with Asian characters on the capsule; Asian import 70cl and 40°vol stated; address line on the lower end of the label; Asian import 'Napoleon' in italics with 40%vol and 70cl stated 'Napoleon' in italics without abv or content stated 'Cognac' in italics; 'Paulet'; 70cl Red label; 1995

Napoléon Extra:

Grande fine champagne Très vieille fine cognac Très vieille fine cognac, with a Japanese sticker; 700ml stated on the back

Napoelon Extra (said to be 75cl on auction site) 'Cognac' in italics; 'Paulet'; red and black label   'Paulet'; With a hanging tag; Asian import, 700ml

6. XO

Paper XO shoulder label:

Vieille fine champagne stated on a greyish label; on the back: 40° and 70cl stated No content or ABV stated on the front; on the back: 0,7; Japanese import Greyish label; just 'cognac' on the front; Asian import, 0.7L Greyish label; vieille fine champagne stated and 70cl and 40°; Asian import, 0.7L Vieille fine champagne stated on a red-brown label; on the back: 40° and 70cl stated; Asian import

XO and fine champagne on the shoulder:

Greyish label, 70cl and 40° stated; Asian import Brownish label with no abv or content on front label and no address line; Asian import, 700ml Greennish label with no abv or content on front label, with an address line; no back label Gold and black capsule; no content or abv stated

Cognac in italics and Paulet in stead of Chateau Paulet:

Black capsule Black and gold capsule; text below Paulet Black and gold capsule, reddish label; 700ml and 40°vol stated Black and gold capsule, greenish label; 700ml and 40°vol stated

Vieille fine champagne:

Vieille fine champagne stated; on the back: 40° and 70cl Vieille fine champagne stated, with a paper banderol; on the back 40°vol and 70cl; German import

Paradis XO:

Paper shoulder label with Paradis XO; 'very fine champagne' on label; 70cl Paradis XO Fine Champagne on the shoulder The embossed emblem is different Just 'Paulet', black and gold capsule; 700ml Asian import

Other:

Clear glass, red and yellow label; 700ml Clear glass decanter Cognaçaise, 750ml

7. Extra

 

8. Age Inconnu (Très rare)

40° and 0.70L stated With a stamp on the lower left; content and abv not stated Age Inconnu stated on the neck blob Age Inconnu stated on the neck blob? Age Inconnu stated on the neck blob; no content or ABV stated Age Inconnu stated on the neck blob in gold  same as previous, but with a paper wrapper with German text Text in neck blob? Just 'Paulet' on the neck label.

9. Très Vieux and Très Vieille Paradis

Very old petite champagne, cognaçaise Very old fins bois, cognaçaise

Très Vieux Cognac (garanti plus de 100 ans d'age) Très Vieux Cognac, 70°Proof stated Très Vieux Cognac, different shape of bottle Très Vieux Cognac, with 47°G.L. stated Trés Vieille Fine Cognac Paradis Trés Vieille Fine Cognac Paradis, different capsule; 700ml Asian import

10. Très Vieilles Borderies

Old bottle: Borderies Très Vieilles; J.M. Lacroux stated Cognac Borderies Très Vieilles, 690ml and 47%vol stated. Produce of France (in English) Cognac Borderies Très Vieilles, 690ml and 47%vol stated, but reversed. Produce of France (in English) Cognac Borderies Très Vieilles, not less than 24 fl ozs and 82°Proof stated. Produit de France (in French) Cognac Borderies Très Vieilles. no content or abv stated (distilled in 1900s, bottled 1980s) Cognac Borderies Très Vieilles, 47° and 0.70L stated. Cognac Borderies Très Vieilles, 47%vol and 0.70L stated. 47% alc/vol and 700ml stated (Canadian bottle) Cognac Borderies Très Vieilles, Franzòsisches Erzeugnis stated and with a wrapper with German text Cognac Borderies Très Vieilles, 47°, produit de France (Fr) and 0.70L stated; with an Asian sticker Cognac Borderies Très Vieilles, 47°, produce of France (Eng) and 0.70L stated; with an Asian sticker Glass looks darker 35cl

11. Vintages

1830 1878, cognaçaise 1878, réserve VO 1878, Réserve 1878 1878, Réserve 1878; without 'appellation controlée' stated  1893, selectionnée par la Wesa 1893, Réserve 1893 1902, Japanese import 1914, Reserve 1914; with Produce de France stated 1914, Reserve 1914; with Produce de France stated and 40° on the lower left side 1914, Reserve 1914; with appellation controlée and 40° stated on the lower left side 1914, Reserve 1914; with Appellation Controlée stated 1914 cognaçaise, Réserve 1914 1914, Réserve VO stated 1914, Réserve VO stated with appellation Controlée

12. Decanters

XO in a cristal decanter, 750ml Extra Vieille Réserve Louis XVI in a Sèvres cristal decanter, 40%vol and 75cl stated Extra Vieille Réserve Louis XVI in a Sèvres cristal decanter, 40° and 75cl stated Extra Vieille Réserve Louis XVI in a Sèvres cristal decanter, 40%vol and 750ml stated; Asian import Extra Vieille Réserve Louis XVI in a Sèvres cristal decanter, 40%vol and 750ml stated; with a paper duty seal on top; Mexican import In a Lalique decanter (1990s)

13. Porcelain

Napoléon, 70cl Napoléon, 70cl; Italian import, sticker on bottom 70cl; F. Deshoulières porcelain with 750ml and 40%vol stated on the front 70cl Silver porcelain decanter (said to be Napoleon quality)

14. Special editions

Special Réserve, grande fine champagne Grande fine champagne, 4/5 quart and 80proof stated; bell shaped squat bottle Grande fine champagne, 4/5 quart and 80proof stated Grande fine cognac, 'Harrods'; 680ml (1980s)

VSOP, collection anniversaire 150 years; 700ml, 1998 150 years XO

Cuvée Superieure, 700ml stated Cuvée Superieure, no content stated Cuvée Excellence, 70cl stated (Asian import) Cuvée Excellence, no content stated

Forgotten Cask, 700ml Forgotten Cask, 750ml

1 Liter Vieille reserve

15. Magnums

4-4.5L 1914, Réserve VSOP 4-4.5L Très Vieille Réserve VSOP Reserve VSOP, ca. 2.25L; 1950s 2L vintage 1914 Napoleon Extra Magnum, vintage 1914

1 Gallon VS in a stand


Reacties

Paulet bottle catalog — 13 reacties

  1. Hola, tengo también unos coñac que me gustaría saber de que años son y que precio tendrían, y que diferencia hay entre estos dos botellas de Martell. Muchas gracias por su tiempo.
    Saludos

    • Hello Paul,
      The Martell with the blue label is from the 1980s, the one with the ecru label was made between 1978 and 1985. I think the Tallefort was made in the 1980s too.
      Prices to expect for the bottles are prices in Europe and in euro’s. I wouldn’t know how much they will do in Peru.
      The Tallefort about €80-100. The blue Martell between €100 and 200 and the ecru Martell €300-350.
      Best regards,
      Ton

      • Additional comment: prices are still going up. Last month a Cordon Bleu with a blue label was sold for over €400 on an auction.
        Ton

        • Yes they are. Unless they weren’t stored properly (lying down) and the cork is affected by the alcohol. Or the bottle has been exposed to excessive sunlight during a long period.

  2. We found an old bottle in our grandmas cellar that is not yet listed on your page. Do you have an idea what date it could be?
    Many greetings,
    Eckhard Gerauer

    • Hi,

      I guess this one is from the 1950s.
      If posible I would like to have a somewhat better picture of the bottle to put on the Paulet page. And also from the back if there is any additional information on it.
      I’ll send you an e-mail, because it is probably more handy to send pictures by mail.

      Sincere,
      Ton

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