Date: Saturday 30 June 2018 | 2:30pm

Location: Sydney

Our Fine Wine Auction this month includes one of the rarest bottles we have ever offered & with an impeccable provenance – a Henri de Clermont Cognac Grande Champagne Grande Réserve de l’Année 1811.

The bottle was a gift to Australian politician & businessman Sir Samuel Robert Walder [1879– 1924] in 1932 on the occasion of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge after becoming Lord Mayor of Sydney in 1932.

The bottle has remained unopened & in the family since 1932.

The year 1811 was a particularly fine one for wine production and known as ‘The Year of the Comet’. That year, the Comet C/1811/F1, was visible to the naked eye for 260 days. It was also the year that Napoleon II was born. Note the N on the bottle.

Estimate $3,000 – $5,000

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