Friday, 3 June 2011

Shipwreck Champagnes sell for a combined 54,000 Euros

Today saw the landmark auction of the two bottles of champagne from the 1800’s.

The two bottles in question were a bottle of the now extinct Juglar (pronounced you-glar) which sold for 24,000 euros and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot which sold for 30,000 euros. The bottle of Veuve Clicquot set a world record for being trhe most expensive champagne to ever sell at auction. Both bottles were salvaged from a Shipwreck just off Aaland, a Finnish-controlled archipelago of 6,500 islands in the Baltic sea and were in great condition. The pressure, stillness and darkness at the bottom of the sea made for great storage conditions for the hoard. Richard Juhlin, a top champagne authority, was one of the lucky few to have the chance to taste two similar bottles of Juglar and Veuve Clicquot and stated that Juglar was “more intense and powerful, mushroomy” and the Veuve Clicquot had notes of “linden blossoms and lime peels.”
Original estimates stated that the bottles could fetch up to 100,000 euros each.

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