Jules Normandin was a well known Cognac broker of the time, and landowner in what became the Charentes region.
Some forty years later than this early 1830 example, in 1872 The Normandin-Mercier House was established in La Rochelle, the city having become the major export harbour for Cognac due to its sheltered harbour and connection through the French railroad network which developed during the 19th century.
The 1830 vintage came at a time when Belgium acquired independence, France invaded Algeria and the July Monarchy brought Louis-Philippe d’Orléans to the French throne as King Louis Philippe 1. One bottle features embossed glass, the second features the remnants of the original label, both feature the La Tour d’Argent hand written neck tags. This remarkable and unique pair of valuable bottles was retrieved by Christies in 2012 from the cellars of La Tour d’Argent restaurant in Paris.
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