Auction of century old champagne

11 champagne bottles that was found in a shipwreck close to the island of Åland, between Finland and Sweden, in 2010 will be auctioned on June 6 this year by French auction house Artcurial Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan. The auction will take place in Mariehamn, the capital of Åland. The bottles are considered to be from the first half of the 19th century. More: Artcurial Briest–Poulain–F.Tajan

In total, 162 bottles were found of which 79 were considered drinkable. Champagne expert Richard Juhlin tasted the champagnes when they were recorked and he found many of them still healthy and pleasant to taste. The champagnes found come from three different champagne houses: Juglar (which does not exist any more), Veuve-Clicquot and Heidsieck.

Starting price is approximately 10 000 euro per bottle.

Original text from BKWine Magazine, Brief on 19 May 2012
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