Cognac 1788 Clos de Griffier

Sale price£127,498.50


This bottle is extremely rare. Upon placing your order, our ReserveBar Concierge will contact you to coordinate delivery and discuss any additional delivery fees. This additional fee is based on the type of delivery required for this bottle and will be assessed after the order is placed.

In 2009 the sommelier of the well-known French restaurant Tour d 'Argent in Paris rediscovered 3 bottles of this unique bottle, covered by a thick layer of black mold, in the wine cellar. To put things in perspective, this Cognac dates back to the year when Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were still living at the royal palace at Versailles. The bottles are, as you might expect, very bin-soiled, dirty and in many cases with only the remains of labels.



  • Provenance: Christies London 
  • Vintage: 1788
  • Bottled: 1930
  • Fill Level: Base Neck 
  • Region: Grande Fine Champagne 
  • ABV: 39%

Bottle Size: 700 ml


Griffier is located in the commune of Gript near Niort in the department of Deux Sevres in France. Its vineyards (Clos) have been reported to have been very extensive and remarkable. Since the 18th century, La métairie (farmhouse) de Griffier, Logis de Griffier but also the Chateau du Griffier are mentioned. Griffier is visible on Napoleonic maps. It is said that its vineyards produced wine until the phylloxera struck.


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