Cognac 1811 Croizet B. Leon

Sale price£31,048.50


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.

Réserve Privee,  label soiled and faded, slightly torn and slightly nicked, wax capsule chipped, signs of old seepage, ex Christie's sale, December 1977.


  • Provenance: Sotheby's London
  • Vintage:  1811
  • Bottled: 1938
  • Classification: Reserva Particular 
  • Fill Level: Mid Shoulder 
  • Seal: Original Wax Seal (Damaged)
  • ABV: 40%

Bottle Size: 700 ml


A famous name in the world of cognac is Croizet. Already in the seventeenth century, the family in St-Même-Les-Carrières was known for their excellent vineyards in the grande champagne and fins bois districts where they produced their wines and eau-de-vie. The official date of establishment is 1805 when Léon Croizet, former sommelier in Napoléon I’s court, decided to create his own brand to compete with the other houses. His grandson Benjamin-Léon played an important role in the fight against the phylloxera louse which earned him the Légion d’Honneur. He also participated in the creation of the 1909 Law that regulated the appellation cognac.

At the end of the 19th century, his cognacs were shipped all over the world, Award winner at the Universal Exhibitions of 1878 and 1900. And when J. Eymard married Croizet's daughter Léonie, he brought with him an enormous inventory of the finest cognacs as his dowry. A not insignificant fact is that referred stock was meticulously administered conforming the then-current rules, hence when from 1962 till 1987 there was a ban on selling vintages cognacs, Croizet as one of three cognac houses - the other two being Delamain and Hine - was exonerated from this veto.


The family owned a vast estate in St-Même-les Carrières with over 370 acres of vineyards in the grande champagne, borderies and fins bois areas and several distilleries. Croizet was a celebrated name and it featured on the wine-cards of world famous restaurants like Paul Bocuse, Trois Grois and La Tour d’Argent.

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