La Part des Anges is one special night that takes place in the city of Cognac each year, this year at the 15th of September. It is probably the hottest cognac auction in the world.
All the cognacs are exceptional and rare, which have been donated by the Cognac Houses in the region. Actually ‘La Part des Anges’ means “angel’s share” and normally the term is used for the part of the eau de vie that vapours each year while stocking in oak barrels. Last year there were more than 600 participants and raised more than 70 000€.
The auction donates all the money to charity and for 2011 it is the organisation The Ordre de Malte France that will receive the money. The Ordre de Malte France is a charitable organisation whose initiatives cover many aspects of human fragility. For nearly a thousand years, this organisation has been providing aid and shelter to people in situations of vulnerability, regardless of origin or religion.
As for the cognacs, the House of Bache-Gabrielsen has this year donated a bottle of DUPUY Millésime 1940, which is a vintage cognac from the year the war breaks out in France. This unblended cognac of 50cl is one of the very rare vintage cognacs from WWII. It has a fresh and mineral smell, with light peppery note and subtle undergrowth. Incredibly balanced, this cognac melts progressively on the palate, leaving a tasty and slightly woody hint. And the estimate for this precious cognac; 900€.