Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis [SOLD]

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Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis [SOLD]

#1 Post by BenW » February 26th, 2020, 12:51 pm

Updated to say:
Available for $500 each, will make a deal on multiples. Buyers risk for shipping or hand off in Baltimore/DC. Offers for trades for spirits or wine considered.

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I am in possession of several bottles of early 80’s Hennessy Paradis (dated based on the federal tax strip) with original boxes including invitation to a private visit of Le Paradis (no idea if this is still valid 40 years on).

I see that these are for sale retail at a premium to current Paradis prices but I don’t know if any actually change hands at those valuations.

Does anyone know anything about the value of these? Any offers to buy or trade? I’m happy to ship at buyers risk or arrange handoff in the Baltimore/DC area.

I will post pics below if I can figure out how.
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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#2 Post by BenW » February 26th, 2020, 12:57 pm

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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#3 Post by jordan whitehead » February 26th, 2020, 1:14 pm

older Louis Tres sells less than current
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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#4 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » February 26th, 2020, 1:15 pm

Is that decanter lead?

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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#5 Post by BenW » February 26th, 2020, 1:17 pm

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Is that decanter lead?
No idea. How can I tell?
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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#6 Post by BenW » February 26th, 2020, 4:13 pm

jordan whitehead wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 1:14 pm
older Louis Tres sells less than current
And I understand if that’s the case but there doesn’t seem to be much of this stuff around to compare with and that which is out there seems to be in $1000-$2000 range (with current release pretty consistent at $1000).
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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#7 Post by ericskitei » February 26th, 2020, 6:26 pm

jordan whitehead wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 1:14 pm
older Louis Tres sells less than current
MUCH less

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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#8 Post by Karl K » February 27th, 2020, 6:16 am

Don't mean to bust your bubble but I do appraise of antique wine and spirits and here is an example of a similar bottle to yours which sold at auction in November at one of the largest spirits auction houses in the US, Skinner.

https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3309B/lots/198

Hammer price was $400.

Consignor took home 30% less.

It should be pretty tasty to enjoy yourself!
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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#9 Post by BenW » February 27th, 2020, 4:50 pm

Karl K wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 6:16 am
Don't mean to bust your bubble but I do appraise of antique wine and spirits and here is an example of a similar bottle to yours which sold at auction in November at one of the largest spirits auction houses in the US, Skinner.

<a class="vglnk" href="https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3309B/lots/198" rel="nofollow"><span>https</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>skinnerinc</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>auctions</span><span>/</span><span>3309B</span><span>/</span><span>lots</span><span>/</span><span>198</span></a>

Hammer price was $400.
No bubble busted. It means at least one person was willing to pay $500 for it (after buyers premium) not to mention shipping so that’s my aim. I plan to keep a couple for myself but I have 6.
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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#10 Post by ericskitei » February 27th, 2020, 10:16 pm

I'd take a flyer for $285 plus my label, if you want to let one go.

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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#11 Post by Mel Knox » February 27th, 2020, 10:52 pm

I worked with the man who created Paradis so I got to visit the Paradis cellars twice. Well worth going and I am sure they would honor the invite.
$500 a bottle of genuine early 80s Paradis is bit of deal.
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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#12 Post by BenW » February 28th, 2020, 3:08 am

Sorry all... I think these might be spoken for. Received an above asking offer for all six bottles.
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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#13 Post by Karl K » February 28th, 2020, 7:21 pm

Personally I think the juice inside should be worth $500.

I also like older bottles of Louis XIII, compared to mire recent ones.

Glad you got a buyer; neither side had to pay premium!
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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#14 Post by ericskitei » March 2nd, 2020, 9:59 pm

Karl K wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Personally I think the juice inside should be worth $500.

I also like older bottles of Louis XIII, compared to mire recent ones.

Glad you got a buyer; neither side had to pay premium!
I agree. Older Louis is fantastic. It's odd that they are valued so much less than current release, but I recently got a 60's bottling for under a grand. flirtysmile

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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#15 Post by Karl K » March 3rd, 2020, 4:56 am

Nice!
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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#16 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » March 3rd, 2020, 5:57 am

My concern is that they used lead decanters in the past. There was an article about this where someone tested the brandy and found extremely high lead levels.

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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#17 Post by Mont Stern » March 3rd, 2020, 4:27 pm

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 5:57 am
My concern is that they used lead decanters in the past. There was an article about this where someone tested the brandy and found extremely high lead levels.
Cognac of that levels is enjoyed in small pours over a longer period of time so not a concern to me.

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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis

#18 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » March 3rd, 2020, 6:16 pm

The problem is that lead leaching is a Function of time. There was one article that they measured the lead level in older Remy at like 20000 ppb (that’s 50 times higher than the Flint water and 400x the fda limit. No thanks.

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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis [SOLD]

#19 Post by BenW » March 6th, 2020, 11:27 am

For those interested: I had this cross-posted and these sold as a set of 6 including shipping for $4800... obviously to someone who hadn't seen this thread offering it for less and warning of the possible risk of lead when drinking in vast quantities.
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Re: Early 80’s Hennessy Paradis [SOLD]

#20 Post by Karl K » March 6th, 2020, 1:56 pm

That’s awesome!

Congratulations!

Wish I had bought one for $500!
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