Rémy Martin Bottle Catalog (last updated: Oct 20, 2018)

(647 bottles, magnums and figurines, but still not complete; over 450 miniatures on  a separate page)

Introduction

Established as early as 1724, Rémy Martin has been able to climbe to the second position in terms of sales and it has held this postion for a long time now. Through several marriages Rémy Martin has family bonds with Renaud, Cointreau, Frapin and Hériard (-Dubreuil) and it is now part of Rémy-Cointreau with Dominique Hériard-Dubreuil as CEO.
The logo of Rémy Martin is the centaur.
Rémy Martin is famous for its Louis XIII, a very expensive cognac, which was introduced in 1874. With this bottle they were the first to market such an exclusive cognac. In the Black Pearl series they have found a worthy successor, though the Louis XIII is still being produced.

Contents:

1. Sterren en VS
2. VSOP (and VSEP)
— 2a. VSOP (and VSEP), white label
— 2b. VSOP white label, qualité du centaure
— 2c. VSOP gold main label and oval gold neck label
— 2d. VSOP gold main label and oval black neck label
— 2e. VSOP gold main label and round black and gold shoulder label
— 2f. VSOP red main label
— 2g. VSOP Superieur and Grande Champagne
— 2h. VSOP Mature Cask Finish
3. Club and Coeur de Cognac
4. Napoléon (also Centaure Napoleon)
5. XO
— 5a. XO Fine Champagne
— 5b. XO Fine Champagne Special
— 5c. XO Fine Champagne Excellence
— 5d. XO Grande Champagne
6. Centaure, Accord 1738, Extra and Extra de Perfection
7. Age d’Or, Age Inconnu and Grande Réserve
8. Centaures in cristal (XO and Extra)
9. Louis XIII and Black Pearl
— 9a. Louis XIII, empty old bottles
— 9b. Louis XIII, white tops
— 9c. Louis XIII, gold tops
— 9d. Louis XIII, Black Pearl
10. Vintages
11. Limited editions and specials
— 11a. Cannes filmfestival
— 11b. Voyage series
— 11c. Artists (rouge)
— 11d. Vincent Leroy series
— 11e. Cellar
— 11f. Coupe
— 11g. Club specials
— 11h. Anniversary
— 11i. Louis XIII specials
— 11j. Various specials
— 11k. Curiosities
12. Magnums and more
13. Figurines
14. Rémy Martin Extravaganza

1. Sterren en VS

three stars petite fine champagne:

With centaure and three stars on neck label (70cl; 1980s)  With centaure and three stars on neck label (68cl)  Very much like previous one, but 68cle and 40%vol somewhat more bold and placed more to the left  70cl Ausländisches Erzeugnis (click to see details)  (1980s); content not stated, 40%vol below right (a bit more in the corner than on previous bottle)

Three stars fine champagne:

3 stars and Fine Champagne on neck label; on bottom left is stated: '0,70Le'.  3 stars and Fine Champagne on neck label; on bottom left is stated: '0,70Le'. With a paper duty seal on top.  Stated on upper left: produce of France; on bottom left: '70cle'.  Same as previous, but now with a paper duty seal on top.  with '70 cl e'stated in the upper right corner, Gradi 40% in the upper left and with a duty seal.   3 stars and Fine Champagne on neck label; on bottom left is stated: '68cl e'.

Three stars and VS, petite fine champagne:

VS and three stars on neck label; Remy Martin stated on the capsule. Petite fine champagne, 70cl  VS and three stars on neck label; no mentioning of Remy Martin on the capsule. Petite fine champagne, 70cl

VS petite fine champagne:

70CL stated (1980s)  0,70L stated; (1970s)  With a cotisation symbol  ABV (gradi 40%) stated in upper left and content (70 cl e) in upper right; with a paper seal on top; (1970s) VS, petite fine champagne on neck label   Petite Fine champagne VS on neck label; Produce of France stat  Petite Fine champagne VS on neck label; Produce of France stated top left and 70 proof top right; bottom right: 24 fl oz, 68.2cl (1970s)

VS fine champagne:

fine champagne VS; right below: 24 FL.OZ  fine champagne VS; right below: '24 fl.oz 68.2cl' (1970s)  With a shot cup on top; Fine Champagne Cognac printed in a different colour (green-ish)   with very special not written left and right of VS and no text in upper right

VS petite champagne, clear bottles:

  With 'Produit de France'; 750ml stated  With 'Product of Rance'; 750ml and 40%alc/vol stated  70cl e stated Same as previous, but with a number in white printed across 'committed to quality' (click to see detail)  Much lighter label 700ml stated VS Petite champagne; with a paper duty seal.  70cl VS Supérieur, petite champagne  Same as previous but with a paper duty seal on top

Most of Rémy Martin’s three stars and VS bottles are petite champagne, even when they have ‘grand cru’ or ‘superieur’ written on them. Only few of them are fine champagne.

2. VSOP (and VSEP); vsop started in 1927

2a1. VSOP (and VSEP) white label, with ‘E. Rémy Martin & Co.’ on the neck-label (ca 1940-60s):

VSEP (Very Superior Extra Pale); 4/5 quart  1950s; on the main label: Fine Champagne (without 'cognac')  1950s; no percentage stated  1950s; no percentage stated; with a paper duty seal  1940-50s; 4/5 quart stated; on the main label: 'Fine Champagne Cognac'  ABV stated; said to be 75cl (1960s)  With Produce of France and 70proof stated  1950s; Italian import (Sagna); 75cl  75cl, Italian import (Sagna) 1960s  1950s; on the neck label: 'Rémy Martin' above VSOP and 'Brand cognac brandy' below it; New York import; 4/5 quart

2b. white labels, with on the neck-label ‘Qualité du Centaure’ (ca. 1960-70s):

4/5 quart stated; on the neck label: 'Qualité du Centaure' below VSOP  700ml stated; 1970s; on the neck label: 'Qualité du Centaure' below VSOP  75 CL stated; 1970s; on the neck label: 'Qualité du Centaure' below VSOP; centaur with arm and javelin pointing backwards  750ml, 1960s; on the neck label: 'Qualité du Centaure' below VSOP  1960s; on the neck label: 'Qualité du Centaure' below VSOP; much less text on the label.  From Forte's Duty Free Liquor Shops at London Airports (said to be 70cl on auction)  Much like the previous one, but with a different capsule (screw cap); said on auction to be 70cl from the 1960s  With content and alcohol percentage stated on upper right  With 40% stated on upper left  With Produce of France in top left, 70 proof in top right and 'not less than 24 fl. oz' in bottom right corner  With Produce of France in top left, 70 proof in top right and 'not less than 24 fl. oz' in bottom right corner, with 'France' printed above it. Also: the fine drawing of the centaur on the neck label is in red rather than in black. (70cl, 1970s)  1L bottle (not stated, said on auction)  Top left: Swiss Air; ca. 0.7L  Top left: Swiss Air; ca. 1Liter bottle  1 US Quart (94.6cl; 1970s)  Top left says: imperial pint Said to be 70cl on auction. 'Duty Free, for exportation only' printed in red  Top left says: duty free sales only  With Duty Free Export sticker (Hong Kong, import bij Watson & Co.)  With Französisches Erzeugnis (1960s)  With a screw cap 

2c. VSOP gold label (main and neck (ca 1970-80s)

The black frosted bottle is devised in 1972.

2c1. VSOP gold label (main and neck): only text in left bottom corner:

text only on lower left (VSOP)  text only on lower left (VSOP); bicoloured cap (70cl stated on auction; 1970s)  text on lower left (VSOP); more text underneath and 75cl stated  75cl stated; with a paper top seal; Italian import (Barone Amerigo Sagna & Figli, Torino)  Same as previous but with a grey-brown label  VSOP on bottom left and Französisches Erzeugnis  700ml, Japanese import  1L bottle; text only in lower left corner (VSOP); in small print: Duty free sales only)  70cl flask (1980s)

2c2. golden labels: text in two corners:

Text lower left and -right; very light colour of the labels (VSOP left and 40% right)  Colour of the label darker (1970s)  Text on lower left (VSOP) and lower right (unreadable but different from 40%)  Duty Free Sales Only stated and a little 'A' in the right bottom corner  Possibly the same as previous bottle; on the back is 70cl stated and Französisches Erzeugnis  With Französisches Erzeugnis printed (said to be 700ml on auction)  1 Litre stated on the right top corner  Text in lower left (VSOP) and in upper right (1 Litre, 40%alc/vol); 1980s  Text in lower left (VSOP) and in upper right (1 US Quart, 94,6cl); 1970s

2c3. golden labels: text in three corners, lower left and right and upper right:

Content written as: '0,70L' and ABV as: '40%'  Content written as: '0,70L e' and ABV as: '40%'  Content written as: '0,70L e' and ABV as: '40%vol' (1984)  Content written as 0,70L and ABV as 40 G.L.  Content written as: '70cl e' and ABV as: '40%'  Content written as 70CL and ABV as 40%  Content written as 70CL and ABV as 40%; underneath is written: 'tres rare fine champagne'. (1980s)  Text on lower left (VSOP) and lower right (40%); Duty Free Sales Only; with a little 'F' underneath 40%.  Text on lower left (VSOP) and lower right 40%vol; Duty Free Sales Only on top right; 1L bottle  1L bottle (stated on box); 40%VOL stated in bottom left corner; different colour of label. Duty Free Sales Only stated in top right corner.  70cl, not stated; Duty Free Sales Only; underneath is written: 'Tres Rare Fine Champagne'; 1980s  1 US Quart (94.6cl) stated; and DFS (Duty Free Shoppers)  Content written as: '1 Litre e' and ABV ass: '40%vol'  Same as previous but colour more brownish

2c4. golden labels: text in three corners, upper left and right and lower left:

Text on upper left 40 G.L. and on upper right: '70 CL'  Text on upper and lower left (gradi 40% and VSOP) and on upper right: '70cl e'; colour of label is somewhat more green; area around the centre of the label is brown (not black)  Same text but placed a bit closer to the edge (higher); colour of label is somewhat more green; area around the centre of the label is black (not brown); centaur has a little reliëf.   Text on upper and lower left (gradi 40% and VSOP) and on upper right: '70cl e' (1970s); text in upper left and right smaller than on previous two bottles Label more gray-brown; Italian import (Silver, Florence)  Label more gray-brown; Italian import (Silver, Florence); again '70cl e' is printed a bit different.  700ml stated on upper right  700ml stated bold on upper right, closer to text left of it; glass has a darker green colour Content not stated; 70 Proof in upper right corner Contenido neto 700 ml in upper right and 40% G.L. in upper left  Upper right: contenuto idrato 75cl, anidro 30cl; on upper left: gradi 40%  Text on upper and lower left and on upper right. Top left: 1 US quart, 94.6cl  Text on upper and lower left and on upper right (duty free for exportation only); 70cl  100cl stated and 40 G.L in the upper left  100cl stated  100 CL stated; Singapore Duty Not Paid

2c5. golden labels: text in all four corners:

Above right 40% vol. Right below: 24 fl.oz 68.2cl; 1979-1981 Text in all four corners; above right 40% vol. Right below: 68cl e; 1980s  Text in all four corners; above right 40% vol. Right below: 68cl e (some more space between '68cl' and the 'e'); 1980s  More golden label; Produce of France and 40%vol are printed a bit lower  Above right 70 proof and 40%vol. Right below: 68cl e; 1980s  above right 70% Proof. Right below: 24 fl.oz   Text in all four corners; above right 70% Proof. Right below: 24 fl.oz 68.2cl (1979-1981)  Text in all four corners; above right 70% Proof. Right below: Not less than 24 fl.oz (1970s)  Also 24 FL OZ stated, very similar to previous bottle; different colour of label and glass is frosted   70 CL stated in the upper right; left upper corner says: 'produit en France' (in French)  70 CL stated in the upper right   700 ml. stated in the upper right and a number in the lower right  700 ml. in bold letters stated in the upper right and a number in the lower right  Text in all four corners; upper left: 1 US Quart, 94.6cl; below right 40% vol. upper right: Duty Free Sales Only  Upper left: 1 US Quart, 94.6cl; below right 40% vol. upper right: Duty Free Sales Only. Duty Free Sales further above on the label.  Upper left: 1 US Quart, 94.6cl; below right 40% vol. upper right: Duty Free Sales Only. More yellow-gold label and Duty Free Sales Only starts to the right of '1724' below it.  upper left: 94.6cl (1 US Quart); upper right 40% vol. Lower right: D.F.S. (Duty Free Sales)  100 CL stated and HKDNP  100 CL in top right and Singapore Duty not paid in bottom right corner text on neck label: Cognac VSOP Fine Champagne (!)

2d. VSOP, gold main label and oval black and silver shoulder label (ca. 1980-90s):
68cl bottles:

68cl stated left and 40%vol right  68cl stated left and 40%vol right; more green-yellow label  68cl stated left; 'Produce of France' and '40%vol' is in smaller letters than previous bottle  68cl stated left; 'Produce of France' is in smaller letters than previous bottle and content stated as and '40%ALC/VOL'   68cl stated left and 40% right; 'Produce of France' is left off  40%vol in the top right and 68cl in the lower right corner  40%vol in the top right and 68cl in the lower right corner; different colour of the label and less black letters; observe distance of 'produce of France' to 'Remy' in comparison with previous bottle.

70cl and 75cl bottles:

Different neck label (1980s); top right: 0.70Le; bottom right: 40%vol   top right: '70cle'; bottom right: 40%vol; no VSOP mentioned on the main label  bottom left: '70cl e'; bottom right 40%; top left: produce of France (1990s)  bottom left: '70cl e'; bottom right 40%; top left: produce of France; with a paper duty seal, Spanish import (1980s)  bottom left: content (70cl e); bottom right alcohol content, in much bigger writings; produce of France in top left is also much bigger (1990s)  Same as previous, but with a paper seal on top  Bottom left:0.70L stated; 40%vol on the right, very vague; Produce of France is left off (1990s)  Same as previous, but with a paper duty seal  bottom left: '70 CL.'; bottom right 40% G.L; top left: produce of France  bottom left: '70 CL.'; bottom right 40% vol; top left: produzido em França; Lisboan import, Blandy Brothers  bottom left: '700ml.'; bottom right 40%vol  Gradi 40% in the top left and 70cl in the top right corner Produce of France in the top left and 700ml or 750ml in the top right corner; text in lower right corner too No alcohol or content stated  70cl stated on bottom left; text on top left; above on the right: 'duty free sales only'  70cl stated; Duty Free Sales Only; different type of capsule (said to be 1990s)  70cl stated on the bottom left; with 'Ausländisches Erzeugnis'

1 Litre bottles and flaks:

1 Litre stated on the top right; with 40% stated directly below   1L bottle, stated on the left below  '1 Litre e' bottle; above on the right: 'duty free sales only' 1Le stated on the left below and HKDNP on the top right '1L e' bottle; on the left above: produce of France.  Same as previous, but content and ABV are place a little bit higher  100 CL stated on the top left  100CL stated on the bottom left (1980-90s)  100cl e stated on the bottom left; Duty Free Sales Only (1990s)  100 CL stated; with a 'Duty Free Sade DFS' sticker  1L bottle (also stated on the box); 'Produce of France' is larger 700ml, not stated (said on auction)

2e. VSOP gold main label and round black and gold shoulder label (ca. 1990s):

1990s, no accent on the 'E' on the main label and no centaur on the capsule  1990s, no accent on the 'E' on the main label and no centaur on the capsule; with a paper duty seal  70cl; with an accent on the E of Rémy; centaur on the label is more up-right; no centaur on the capsule   70cl; with paper top seal; no centaure on the capsule  No top seal; neck label looks a little different  700 ML stated and 'produce of France' in bigger letters  Rémy Martin on the capsule is printed in capitals  1Le stated in the lower left.  Same as previous but with a paper duty seal on top  1Le stated in the lower left; different capsule (no centaur). 1990s.  1Le stated in the lower left; different capsule (no centaur); label is more golden.

2f. red main label (since 2005):

golden letters and embleme; 70cl stated  Same as previous, but with a paper seal on top.  golden letters and embleme; a number on the glass beneath the label; 70cl stated  Different colour red; somewhat different capsule  golden letters and embleme; no content or percentage stated  700ml stated; and Product of France  750ml stated left below; letters and emblem in gold colour  750ml stated left below, on the right below the label is a number  silver coloured letters and embleme  750ml  No content stated on the lower left; said to be 750ml  1L stated; 'Reforestation Initiative' printed on the neck.  Very uncommon label

2g. Superieur and grande champagne:

700ml VSOP Superieur (Asian bottle)  VSOP grande champagne (70cl, stated on auction)  VSOP Grande champagne; 1L

2h. VSOP Mature cask finish (started in 2012):

 mature cask finish; 70cl e stated in the left below   mature cask finish; content not stated  Different capsule; 70cl e stated in the left below  Same as previous bottle, but with a paper duty seal on top

3. Club and coeur de cognac

3a. Club (first made by André Giraud in 1985):

1980s   Additional line underneath 'Club de Rémy Martin'  With 70cl stated  Content (not decipherable) stated; Produce of France not stated   700ml Club, HKDNP  750ml stated.  700ml; Remy Martin on a reddsh background; Club in red letters; one line below 'Club de Remy Martin'  70cl; Remy Martin on a green background; two lines below 'Club de Remy Martin'  Remy Martin in Roman (upright) letters; underneath is printed: Französisces Erzeugnis. Said to be 70cl on auction.  With CLUB vertical on the neck and a grey label; 70cl stated  1Le stated  1L, on the left below it says: 100cl e.  1L Club, with additional stickers

700ml Black bottle (Asian; click to see back-side detail)  700ml Black Club, different back-side

3b. Coeur de cognac:

70cl, text in Franch  70cl; text in English 700ml stated; text in English  75cl, text in French

The Rémy Martin Club and Coeur de Cognac are both a little better than the VSOP; of course they too are fine champagne.

4. Napoleon

Napoleon, grande fine champagne; no content or abv stated  Napoleon, grande fine champagne; gradi 40% and 70 cl e stated  70 CL stated and 40% GL  75cl (1970s)  Gradi 40% and contenuto idrato 75 cl e stated; Italian import  Duty Free Sales Only; content not stated but prob. 70cl (stated at auction)  Napoleon, fine champagne; content and abv stated  No text on the left below; right below in smaller letters and more to the edge; different text below 'Napoleon'; cap is darker (brown); two lines of text underneath 'Napoleon'  No text on the left below; right below 40% and 70cl stated (very vague, but click to see detail); one line of text below 'Napoleon'.  one text line underneath 'Napoleon'; content not stated; known to be 1L  750ml stated in bottom left corner; black cap  Black cap but also newer logo (observe distance left hand and tail and opening between front legs); content stated on lower right (difficult to see)   Centaure Napoleon; no content or ABV stated  Content seems not to be stated, 40%staed on the lower right; with a duty seal on top; Spanish import, Tenerife; the figure of the centaure is less in a prancing stand (!)  40%vol stated on the lower right and 70cl on the lower left  40%vol stated on the lower right and '70cle' on the lower left  Centaure Napoleon, dark cap; 40% stated on the top right  70cl (stated at auction); with a sticker: Duty Free Suppliers LUQA Airport (Malta, 1960-70s))  Centaure Napoleon; 700ml stated; dark cap. Centaure has fallen off.  Napoleon Extra Old; logo in red and gold; some text on the upper left corner  Extra old; logo styled a little differently; no text in upper left corner; 70cl (stated on box)  Napoleon Extra Old; logo in gold; different colour cap

Very different label; no content or ABV stated; 70cl  1970s  35cl; with '40% alc. geh.' on label; Dutch import  Said to be 700ml; import for Canarian Islands  70cl Vieille Reserve (stated on box); said to be Napoléon on auction (1960s)

All Napoléons are Fine champagne.

5. XO

5a. XO Fine Champagne (produced from 1981):

70cl, not stated (1980s)  No Special or Excellence added and instead of 'Fine Champagne Cognac' it says 'Cognac Fine Champagne'. 70cl.  With 'AOC Fine Champagne Controlee' underneath in the outer ring (said to be 1L)   No further information.  700ml Asian import

5b. XO Fine Champagne Special (came out in mid-80s):

70cl (not stated) in dark green glass; XO Special is printed above Remy Martin. 1980s In dark green glass; XO Special is printed above Remy Martin. The sticker on top says: 'specially packed for Singapore Airlines Duty-Free Emporium' (click to see). 1980s 70cl (stated at bottom; Asian import by France Scott, Singapore (1980s) Different colour label (click to see bottle together with red label bottles) In almost clear glass; XO Special is under Remy Martin; with text in golden band on bottom of neck label; an accent on the E of Rémy; arm of the centaur on main label does not touch the tail; 70cl stated on back of the neck (click to see) 70cl with paper duty seal on top; different neck on backside  70cl; accent on the E of Rémy. Different golden band on bottom of neck label; backside of neck label says: 'Duty Free Sales Only' (vaguely).  70cl, stated on auction; backside of neck label says: 'Remy China & Hong Kong LTD, HKDNP'.  Little diferences: no accent; arm and javelin are almost together and other arm does touch the tail; band around neck with text is more golden (1990s)  letters somewhat less slim; more shiny gold   With laurels underneath on main label; Fine Champagne Cognac stated above Remy Martin; 70cl not stated, but said on auction (1980s)  Same as previous but with a paper duty seal on top.  Same as previous one, but with a Singapore Duty Not Paid sticker  With an extra ring around the cap (security?)  1L bottle; centaure looks old fashioned and looks like missing the javelin (falls together with the arm); 1980s  1L (confirmed); XO special stated above Rémy Matin  1L bottle; centaure looks old fashioned and look like missing the javelin (falls together with the arm); different neck capsule.   1 Liter bottle; newer centaure (with javelin); accent on the E of Rémy. Content stated on the back of the neck.

5c. XO Fine Champagne Excellence, fine champagne:

70cl; Excellence in big letters.   750ml Excellence, excellence written in big letters. On back of neck a warning is written for pregnant women and drivers (click to see)   With a new neck; excellence in small letters and 'aoc cognac fine champagne' stated; 70cl (click to see three different back-sides of CLS Remy Cointreau)  70cl Excellence; stated on backside. Backside is E. Remy Martin & Co. (click to see three diferent back-sides)  70cl; 'aoc fine champagne cognac stated'; back: CLS Remy Cointreau  70cl; 'aoc fine champagne cognac stated'; back: CLS Remy Cointreau; 'DFSO' (2008)  700ml stated on back-side (click to see)   With 750ml and 40%alc/vol stated  1L, stated on back of the neck  1 Liter (stated on back side)

5d. XO Grande Champagne:

 70cl   Same as previous, but a more yellow label and neck capsule; 70cl stated on the back of the neck.  70cl stated on the back  70cl stated on the back; with a number on the back in white and without the symbol right of the centaur  700ml stated on front

6. Centaure, Centaure Royal, Accord Royal 1738, Extra and Extra de Perfection

XVSOP (Extra VSOP)   70cl stated on the right below (small and vague)  0,70L stated on the left below and 40% on the right  750ml and 40% stated; extra line of text underneath  Just one line of text underneath; content 700ml stated on back-side.  Just one line of text underneath; content 700ml stated on back-side. With a UK stamp and a paper tax seal (click to see back) 2015  Different technique used for the letters; more detail in the emblem; and a more orange capsule.   text: "This unique Fine Champagne Cognac is a special blend made to celebrate the reward of excellence bestowed on Rémy Martin by King Louis XV of France, in 1738"; 750ml   Different text: "This unique blend commemorates the reward of excellence bestowed on Rémy Martin by King Louis XV of France, in 1738"; 70cl  Content no stated, said to be 750ml (US shop)  750ml, top of bottle is different (cap)  Shape of label is different; 70cl  Same as previous, but with a paper duty seal  Accord Royal printed on the same line as 1738  Extra; no content or ABV stated  black cap and wax seal; text in three corners of the label  brown cap and wax seal; 70cl stated  '0,70 cl e' stated (very difficult to see, click to see details); on the paper duty seal it says: 'da litri 3/4'! (1970s)  70cl (stated on the back of the neck), 1990's  With paper duty seal on top, 700ml stated at auction (Italian import)  700ml; silver laurels   Different neck and extra text on label; 70cl, stated on the box (1989-1998) 70cl stated on back of neck; letters and emblem are sharper 70cl, stated on neck and bottom; with a paper duty seal (click to see); 1990s 75cl stated at the bottom (click to see) 70cl stated at the bottom; pink coloured label (1989-1998) With 'Malaysian Duty Not Paid' printed; label has lighter colour

70cl; stated on the back  70cl with a paper duty seal on top; different back (1990s) 75cl, stated on the back  70cl, Duty Free Sales Only (click to see back)  Asian import, probably 70cl Taiwanees  70cl stated on the back; Hong-Kong import; HKDNP C stated  With a Malaysian sticker on it. (back side looks standard) This time the Malaysian sticker is on the back  Back-side has Malaysian information engraved (click to see) 

7. Age d’Or, Age Inconnu and Grande Réserve

Age d'Or, Baccarat 70cl Age Inconnu  Age Inconnu; difference with previous bottle is text on the upper part of the label. 75cl (1970s)  Age Inconnu; different text on the upper part of the label. 75cl (1970s)  Age Inconnu stated on the shoulder blob; no number  Age Inconnu stated on the shoulder blob, with a number and ABV stated  700ml stated in top right corner  Age Inconnu stated on the shoulder blob; without percentage in top right corner. 75cl (stated on back-side)

Grande Reserve printed on the shoulder label, but it looks like an Age Inconnu bottle; 24 Fl. OZ. (1970s)

8. Centaures in cristal

Centaure XO ; 68cl (stated on the box)  Centaure XO with paper seal  Centaure Extra; 68cl bottle (stated on the box)  Different stopper; with Duty Free Exportation on top (click to see) With HKDNP on it (700ml, not stated) Centaure Extra; With Singapore Duty Not Paid on it; very likely a 70cl bottle   70cl Centaure without 'Remy Martin' engraved on the glass; Asian import (click to see text on the back)  Centaure Cristal, 40%vol and Produce of France stated on see-through sticker  With a see through sticker stating content 70cl and ABV  Centaure Cristal, 700ml and Produce of France stated on see-through sticker (1981)  With a see through sticker stating content 68cl and ABV  Sticker: Euromarken Import GMBH Wiesbaden - Französisches Erzeugnis  Centaure de Diamant; first made in 2010; 70cl With a paper duty seal (Spanish import)

Al these Centaures are Fine champagne.
You will find other Centaure’s under Napoléon and under ‘Centaure, Accord Royal 1738 and Extra’: Napoléon Centaure, Centaure XVSOP and Centaure Extra Old.

9. Louis XIII and Black Pearl

Louis XIII:

Good information on Louis XIII bottles is to be found on the Louis XIII Evolution website. They have also a lot of information on the stoppers, the emblems, the engravings at the bottom, the importers and on the packaging.
The first Louis XIII was made in 1874 by Paul-Émile Rémy Martin, although the name Louis XIII was not in use before 1937/1938. It was called Age Inconnu.
There seem to be no filled Louis XIII bottles around anymore from before 1938. The oldest bottles could have varying orientation of the fleurs de lys and varying number of spikes (or fins as they are also called). The first bottles were hand made glass bottles. Around 1900 they began producing Baccarat bottles. Prior to 1937 all bottles were (according to Rémy Martin) labeled with reactangular labels with the name Age Inconnu on it. After the Prohibition in the USA these labels were replaced by bean shaped labels with the name Louis XIII brand rarest reserve on it (so already before WW2, somewhere between 1933 and 1937), but the name ‘Age Inconnu’ and the rectangular labels kept being used next to it for the European market until 1962. When Age Inconnu was used it also always stated: ‘Très Vieille’. Around 1959 ‘Louis XIII Très Vieille’ was used next to ‘Louis XIII brand rarest reserve’ in the USA. From 1963 on Age Inconnu was gone for all bottles, in Europe, the USA and Asia. At the end of the sixties ‘very old’ was also used in stead of ‘Très Vieille’.
In 1979 we see the disappearance of the bottles with a paper label, a white top and a seal to make place for the gold top bottles without a paper label. They now have clear plastic labels with gold lettering. The upside down decanter that has served as a stopper until these days is now replaced by the fleur de lys stopper.
I also made an overview in the form of a table that lists all differences.

9a. Louis XIII, empty, very old bottles:

Glass bottle. 8 and 9 fins; orientation of the fleurs de lys medaillons vary. (approx. 1870-1900)  11 fins on both sides; gold plated fleurs de lys, varying in orientation (approx. 1870-1900)  Baccarat bottle. 10 fins on both sides. Upright orietation of the fleurs de lys. (approx. 1870-1900)  Glass bottle. Looks like 15 and 14 fins respectively. Orientation of the fleurs de lys not all upright; on the bottom is casted in the glass the word 'dispose' (barely visible); click to see details (approx. 1870-1900)  Glass bottle with its stopper; 16 and 17 fins respectively. Orientation of the fleurs de lys to the left. (approx. 1870-1900)

9b. Louis XIII, White tops

9b1. Louis XIII, White tops, rectangular labels ‘Age Inconnu’, pre-WW2:

'Very Old, Age unknown'; no Baccarat logo engraved on bottom; 1930s.  Tres Vieille Age Inconnu; 7-8 fins; old centaur on top, royal banquet card of 1937, no Baccarat logo (1937-1940)  'Très Vieille, Age Inconnu'; 9 fins on both sides. no mentioning of Baccarat and no logo; 1938-1940. Tres Vieille Age Inconnu, 9 fins; no Baccarat mentioned on bottom and no logo; number present; 1938-1940 (same as previous...)

9b2. White top, rectangular labels ‘Age Inconnu’, 1946-1962:

Très Vieille Age Inconnu, 9-10 fins; Baccarat is engraved, but no logo (1946-1950)  Très Vieille Age Inconnu, 10 fins; Baccarat is engraved plus logo and 70cls, no number; new centaur on top; 1938 and 1957 Royal Banquet card; 1962-1963  Very Old, Age Unknown, 10 fins; Baccarat is engraved plus logo and number, no volume; new centaur on top; 1938 and 1957 Royal Banquet card; transition year: 1962-1963   Very Old, Age Unknown, 10 fins; Baccarat is engraved plus logo and number (mirrored), no volume; old centaur on top; transition year: 1962-1963  Très Vieille Age Inconnu, with 40 G.L. stated; ratan basket; Cuban import (Rafael Muñoz); 1946-1961  Très Vieille Age Inconnu; Schneider import, Bingen am Rhein; ratan basket; post 1957 banquet card (1957-1961)    Tres Vieille Age Inconnu, white box; ca 1962    'Très Vieille Age Inconnu'; said to be around 1930, could be, but could also be somewhere between 1937-1962.  'very old' 'age unknown'. Asian (Malaysia and Brunei) import; 1960s? New centaur on top, so it is 1962-1968; but with a green box with silk lining from around 1958? (1962?)

9b3. White top, bean shaped labels Louis XIII brand, rarest reserve, pre WW-II:

Joseph H. Reinfeld importer, 4/5 quart; red velvet box (1938-1939)

White top, bean shaped labels ‘age unknown’:

'Very Old, Age unknown', 70 proof; 10 fins on both sides; Royal Banquet card from 1938. After 1946, English market.

9b4. White top, bean shaped labels Louis XIII brand, rarest reserve (1938-1968):

Green mirror box, USA, probably Renfield import; 1958  1958; 4/5 quart in a green mirror box   Renfield Importers (click to see back side); 4/5 quart 80 proof', 11 fins on both sides; different style of letters; no number on bottom; oval split box (1964-68) Renfield import; 10 fins on both side; 4/5 quart 80 proof'; number on bottom; oval split box (1964-1968)  4/5 quart 80 proof'; 10 spikes on both sides, oval split box (1964-1968); State of Maryland  Louis XIII Brand 750ml (25.4 fl oz) Rarest Reserve 80 Proof (1970s); Renfield importers; red octagonal box, 1970s  Louis XIII Brand 4/5 quart Rarest Reserve 80 Proof (1970s); Renfield importers; red octagonal box, 1970s 10 fins on both sides, 4/5 quart, with an Oaklahoma duty stamp; red octagonal box, 1969-78, not numbered.  4/5 quart 80 proof'; (1969-78); USA import stamp   No additional info on front label, just 'Louis XIII Brand Rarest Réserve'. (1963)

9b5. White top, bean shaped labels LXIII, Très Vieille and Very Old (ca. 1957-1968):

very old; 10 spikes on both sides; no label on the back; white carton box (1962-1963)  'Very Old' with 70 proof stated; 0.7L on the bottom and 24 FL OZ on the back of the neck; no number; white carton box (1962-63); there is a modern centaure on top of the capsule.  'Very Old', Japanese import, white carton box (1962-63); note Japanese characters on the neck.  'Très Vieille'; prob. 1960s  'Very Old'; Charles Bellows importer (Virgin Islands, 1960s)  'Louis XIII' and 'Very Old' lines are touching; content not stated, no labels on back (1960s) 'Very Old' Asian import by Watson & Co.; 70cl (1960s) Très Vieille; 70cls stated at the bottom (1960s) 70 CLS, Baccarat; label and centaur on top are not present (early 60's?)  'Very Old' with 70 proof stated; 0.7L on the bottom and 24 FL OZ on the back of the neck; with a number; new centaur on top (1962-68)

9b6. White top, bean shaped labels LXIII, Très Vieille and Very Old (ca. 1969-1978 in red octagonal boxes and with a card of the battle of Jarnac, in Asia also in plastic-glass casings):

'Very Old'; 10 spikes left and nine on the right (or is the tenth spike left broken off?; I have seen another with 10-9.) prob. 1970s 70 Proof stated; with a 'Battle of Jarnac'-card 0.7L, Baccarat; European; red octagonal box; 1969-1978 70 CL stated on front label; red octagonal box (ca 1969-1970) 700ml stated; Baccarat, European; red octagonal box; 1969-1978  'Very Old' 70cl; Kuala Lumpur import (Watsons distributors); octagonal red box (1969-78)                 Très Vieille, 10 fins on both sides; content not stated, said to be 70cl on auction; Italian import (Silver; 1970s); red octagonal box, 1970s. I have seen the same bottle (same stickers) that was said to be 75cl on auction.  Très Vieille, 10 fins on both sides; 70cl stated on the back; El Salvador import, for the IPSFA (army); red octagonal box; 1970s, octagonal box  Très Vieille, 11 fins on both sides; content not stated, said to be 75cl on auction, probably stated on the neck; no stickers on the back; red octagonal box. 1970s 70cl, red octagonal box; Japanese import (1970s)  'Very Old' 70cl, Asian import, Baccarat crystal (Watsons and France Scott); red octagonal box; 1969-1978  'Very Old''; hanging card with battle of Jarnac; 0,7L; Baccarat; rare bottom! (1969-1978)  'Very Old' 700ml stated, Baccarat crystal; red octagonal box; 1969-1978 'Very Old' 0.7L Saint Louis crystal; Asian import (Watsons, France Scott); red octagonal box; 1970s 'Tres Vieille' 75cl stated on the back of the neck (1970s; Italian import) 'Tres Vieille' 75cl stated on the back of the neck (1970s; Italian import); wasn't there a back label? Tres Vieille ; Baccarat 0,7l (stated at bottom) alc geh. 40% (1980s; with plexiglass casing) Boelen import (NL)  Very old; in plexiglas casing; 70cl stated at bottom (ca. 1981)  Très Vieille; probably 70cl;Italian import; in a red squarebox like the boxes that were used later for the gold tops.  70cl Japanese import; St. Louis crystal; prob. 1970s 10 fins on both sides; St. Louis crystal; 1970s

9c. Louis XIII Gold tops

9c1. Louis XIII Gold tops with 1979-1989: name Louis XIII embossed on the capsule; they had red boxes with truncated pyramid lids:

70cl 40%vol stated; number on bottom (one letter and four numbers)  70cl stated  0.7L stated on the bottom; Saint-Louis cristal; Tax Free Shop Bangkok Airport  Sticker with 750ml 80 proof  1980s; 75cl, New York import 70cl stated differently on front; Italian import with import sticker on the back 70cl and HKDNP stated; Asian import (Watsons, France Scott)  9 Fins on both sides; probably a Saint-Louis bottle With a Taiwanees tax stamp: Taiwan tobacco and wine monopoly bureau

9c2. Gold tops 1989-2002: name Louis XIII etched in the capsule; red boxes with truncated pyramid lids until 2002:

0.70L, number engraved in bottom (1 letter and four numbers); no content or abv stated; old red box with truncated prymaid lid  70cl 0,70L stated 70cl stated differently on back side With a recycling symbol and a cotisation mark with a tidyman glass and a recycling symbol; 70cl and 40%vol on first line 70cl stated; with a cotisation mark sticker (1990s) 700ml stated 700ml stated '0,70L e' and 40%G.L stated; foreign import 70cl stated differently on front; Italian import with import sticker on the back (Giovanetti, Milano) 70cl stated differently; imported by Rémy Italia With a see-through plastic label; 750ml differently; import by Remy Amerique (1989: governmental warning) 750ml, USA import 750ml, stated differently  750ml; imported by vignerons, distillers and vintners  70cl stated and HKDNP '70cl Duty Free Sales Only' stated on back (1990s) 70cl Duty Free, Russian import (click to see back and neck detail) 70cl, Russian import; click to see back and details Asian import; lily on topp of capsule; with a red box with truncated prymid lid, but modern version 70cl stated differently; Asian import (Watsons, France Scott) Singapore Duty Not Paid, 70cl; Hong Kong: Remy Nicolas 700ml stated (and approx. 22 standard drinks); box with truncated pyramid lidAustralian import Difficult to decypher, but different; box with truncated pyramid lid

9c3. Gold tops, from 2003-2011 clam-shell boxes with curved lids:

70cl stated on the back  same as previous bottle, but with a paper duty seal on top  70cl stated; foreign import; see back (click); red clam box. 1990s  750ml stated on the back 750ml stated on the back differently; New York import 70cl, Maxxium China LTD KDNP (after 1999); type of box unknown

9c4. Gold tops from 2011, vertical cases with sliding doors:

70c  70cl stated differently on back; with a number; foreign import; post 2010 70cl; pretty much like previous bottle, but UK import; post 2010  70cl stated differently; Swiss import, 2016  70cl with on the back a sticker with Asian text (post 2010)  70cl Russian import, Duty Free Sale Only  70cl stated differently (post 2010) Said to be 70cl on auction; no stickers on front or back (post 2010)  With a see-through plastic label; 750ml; Puerto Rico import (dat post 1990, possibly post 2010)   750ml on back side, import by Remy Cointreau  75cl, with number on bottom (two letters and four numbers)    750ml; stickers on back on left and righ sides; post 2010  70cl, Asian import, Baccarat Crystal  70cl, Sèvres Crystal    Modern bottle presented with stopper on top

(More on Louis XIII bottles on the Extravaganza site, see bottom of this page).

9d. Black Pearl:

 Very stylized representation. For more see the Extravaganza page.     70cl, stated on the back  

Black Pearl, Black Pearl Anniversary, Cask 42,6 and Cask 43,8. They all are Grande champagne cognacs.

10. Vintages

1780 (probably)  1830  1875  1878 Fine Champagne   1880  19001906  700ml vintage 1965 (stated on the back; look at statement about contents in countries on back; click to see)  750ml stated on the front    1988, no content or ABV stated and with a paper duty seal on top; colour of label is also different    1989 with a red blob high on the shoulder

Vintages: 1780 (probably), 1830, 1875, 1880, 1900, 1965 (2x), 1988 (2x) and 1989 (2x).

11. Limited editions and specials

11a. Cannes Filmfestival

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; 1L bottles, no content stated  Cannes 2010, with 1L stated  Cannes 2011, with 1L stated  Cannes 2012 with 1L stated   Cannes 2013, with 1L stated  VSOP Gold; supposedly also made for the Cannes Festival (2011 or 2012)  2014    2015  Lim. ed. Cannes 2016; 70cl   2017  2018 With 750ml stated, a different neck and also a little different label 2018, 70cl, stated on the back 

All are fine champagnes.

11b. Voyage series

Voyage  Sea Line  Trek  Altitude With a DFS sticker

Voyage, Sea Line, Trek and Altitude. All are 350ml fine champagnes from around 2001.

11c. Artists (rouge)

Designed by La Chapelle (2005)  Urban Light (2011)  70cl Urban lights with a paper seal on top; Tsjech import  Urban Light 1L bottle  'Dance beyond the limit of heart'; Featuring Jolin Tsai (2012)  'Idol on stage' featuring Jolin Tsai (2012)  'Vibrant Icon' featuring Jolin Tsai; design by Alessandro Pautasso (2013)  Featuring Robert Thicke (2012) 750ml stated  Without content or alcohol percentage stated  Hot Holiday 750ml (2010) Hot Holiday without content or alcohol percentage stated By Matt W Moore; 2018, 750ml By Matt W Moore; 2018, 70cl By Matt W Moore; 2018, 1L

 

11d. Vincent Leroy series (2016)

    Slight differences with the normal bottle (the cap); and of course different packaging (the box)    There seems to be no difference with the normal bottle, but for the packaging   Only the cap has a difference with the normal 1738     70cl, stated on the back  Vincent Leroy; there seems to be no difference with the normal bottle, but for the packaging

11e. Cellar

Cellar Collection no 16, 1L (stated)  Cellar no 28 700ml (click to see backside label)  Cellar no 28 1L (click to see backside label)

11f. Coupe

 Coupe la Part des Anges Coupe Shanghai 1903; 70cl Coupe Shanghai 1903; 70cl. With text: AOC Cognac Fine Champagne in very small print below on the label (click for detail)   Remake of the 1898 Coupe FC (2009)

11g. Club limited editions

70cl Club 'connected'; with NFC tag (2015)  Club Golden Chateau Cellar  70cl Club Special; Club is printed smaller than special  70cl Club Special; Club is printed larger than special  No text left or right of the little emblem ant also not below special; 700ml  70cl Club Special; Club is printed larger than special; QSS on a plaquette around the neck  Club Spécial; with QSS on the label; 700ml.  Club Spécial; with QSS on the label and some Japanese characters; 700ml.   Club limited edition Christofle

11h. Anniversary

No content stated on the back (click to see); said to be 70cl on auction. Same bottle on another auction was said to be 68cl (or 24 fl oz.)  With 70 proof and Produce of France stated; content not stated, no data on back  24 FL OZ stated in the bottom left corner  250th anniversary bottle 1724-1974; 75cl (stated on back-side).  70cl stated in the top right corner  24 FL OZ stated on the back  700ml stated   40% stated; content said to be 70cl on auction 250th anniversary bottle 1724-1974; 75cl (stated on back-side); with a paper duty seal

275th anniversary (1724-1799)

11i. Louis XIII limited editions

Louis XIII Rendez Vous (1999)  70 cl stated on the back    Louis XIII Celebrate Year 2000  With a paper duty seal  2001, Fleur de Diamant; 10 spikes on both sides  2001, Fleur de Diamant; 10 spikes on both sides; with 750ml stated  The Origin; also dubbed: Time Collection; modern replica of the original flask with 13 spikes on both sides (2016)  The Legacy; signatures of Baptiste Loiseau, Pierrette Trichet, Andre Giraud and Georges Clot. (2017; 500 copies made)

 

11j. Various

Saint Graal decanter (1960s; ca 75cl); VSOP, see backside for details (click)  Saint Graal with little plaquette on the shoulder: 'Saint Graal France Argent 980 promille, inalterable protection au Rhodium'. (ca 1960)  1898 first edition, made for Chinese market 1898 second edition, made for Chinese market  Excellence, limited edition in baccarat decanter; 70cl  XO Gold, limited edition   XO Gold, different neck and stopper (2012)  XO Touzac (2015); for Duty Free shops (DFS)   Extra in blue Limoges porcelain  70cl; with KDNP and Produce of France stated  Without volume and ABV stated (2012, Part des Anges)  40 Years Old VSOP  Fine Champagne, Reserve Specéciale; 700ml stated om back-side VSOP reserve exclusive; 70cl VSOP reserve exclusive with a number below VSOP reserve exclusive; Duty Free Shoppers (DFS), 70cl Cuvée Secrète  Superieur 700ml (not stated)  Superiereur Vieille Reserve QSS (Qualité Superieur Superieur) 700ml (Asian bottle)  Superieure (vieille reserve); 700ml 700ml Supérieur with vieille réserve stated Centaure Royal, 70cl  Carte Blanche of Baptiste Loiseau, 70cl (2016)  Carte Blanche of Baptiste Loiseau, Merpins Cellar Edition; 750ml (2018, second edition)   Fine Champagne lalique (this bottle comes with a Lalique carafe)  Premium 50% 1L

11k. Curiosities

 3L bag-in box VSOP (click to see how it works)

12. Magnums and more

a. Methusalems (6L) and Jeroboams (3L):

9L Louis XIII, Salmanazar (2018)  6L Louis XIII (methusalem)  6L Club (methusalem)  1 Gallon VSEP  1 Gallon stated (click to see detail)  3.78L VSOP (1 gallon). Fine Champagne Cognac 3L? VSOP; or gallon? (hight is 48cm). Fine Champagne.  70 Proof stated; content not stated, called a large magnum at auction. Probably 3L.  3L VSOP, 40% G.L. stated  3L in a stand  3.78L (1 Galoon) stated; new type centaur.  3.78L stated (1 US Gallon)  1 Gallon, stated differently  3L e stated 3L  1 Gallon, Trichet on the bottle (the cellar master)  3L (Jeroboam) Louis XIII, click to see content stated and tax seal 3L XO special 3L XO Excellence (jeroboam) 3L Jeroboam XO Excellence, without content or ABV stated 3L XO Festival de Cannes 2015; signed (jeroboam)  3L Jeroboam VSOP  3L VSOP (jeroboam)  3L VSOP Festival de Cannes 2010 (jeroboam); signed by president and jury members   3L VSOP Festival de Cannes 2011 (jeroboam) 3L VSOP Festival de Cannes 2012 (jeroboam); signed by president and jury members 3L Club in a stand  Club; size unknown (prob. 3L)  3L Club

b. VS (1.4-1.75L):

1.75L VS

b. VSOP (1.4-1.75L):

VSOP, 1.5L stated; old centaur depicted  1.5L M. Le Baron Amerigo Sagna & Fils  1.5L VSOP (magnum)  1.5L Très Rare Fine Champagne, content not stated, but stated at auction  1 L 40 stated  1.5L VSOP  1.5L stated in the small print; neck label probably fallen off  Same as previous but with a paper duty seal on top and with its neck label intact   1.5L VSOP (magnum)  1.5L VSOP (magnum)  1.75L VSOP (left below: 1L 75)  1.5L magnum  1.75L VSOP    1.5L Cannes 2011, VSOP (magnum)  1.5L Cannes 2012, VSOP (magnum)  1.5L Cannes 2013, VSOP (magnum)  1.75L limited edition La Chapelle, VSOP

c. Club (1.5L)

1.5L magnum Club

d. XO (1.4-1.75L):

XO special, 1.5L Duty Free , Singapore Duty Not Paid (content stated on neck) 1,5L XO Special, laurels around little emblem, not around main label 1.5L XO Excellence

e. Louis XIII and Black Pearl (1.4-1.75L):

1,5L  1.5L old type Louis XIII; different back-side; click to see it.  1.5L Louis XIII new type (magnum)   1.5L Louis XIII new type (magnum)  1.75L Odyssee d'un roi, Asia (Louis XIII)1.75L Odyssee d'un roi, Europe (Louis XIII)  1.75L Odyssee d'un roi, North-America (Louis XIII)   Coupe 290ème anniversaire 1.5L (2014) 1.5L Black Pearl (magnum)

13. Figurines

White and gold 

700ml stated  Golden, 70cl, fine champagne cognac; Artoria Limoges  70cl fine champagne cognac, stated (content and abv stated differently), 1980s  Golden 70cl, Limoges; Fine Champagne Cognac stated in larger font (1980s).  golden, 70cl; no text below 'Rémy Martin'

 white; with golden band on left upper arm (left arm is the stopper)  Not very white; text right below is different (70cl, 1980s)  White, 70cl  Content and ABV stated differently  70cl, content not stated  70cl, content not stated; text below 'fine champagne cognac' below 'Rémy Martin' is wider; MNP Limoges (click to see back)  70cl white, with red-copper coloured hooves; no text on the base (javelin missing)  70cl white without gold

With 700ml stated below  70cl stated on sticker  70cl stated on sticker; Remy Martin is sitting more to the left edge; sticker more to the right edge.  70cl stated differently on sticker; Bernardaud limoges, stated on backside   Different 70cl sticker. MNP Limoges (stated on back-side)  70cl, without content stated  with extra text: duty free, for export only  Different colour blue (cobalt)  Content not stated; Fine champagne on the right side below

Red  Green

14. Rémy Martin Extravaganza

The very expensive and extravagant bottles of Rémy Martin have their own page, with room for a more extensive description of the bottles: Louis XIII, Black Pearl and the Rare Casks.

Click on this link to see Rémy Martin Extravaganza.

Or in Dutch: Click on this link to see the Rémy Martin Extravaganza page in Dutch.

 

 


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