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Source: Wikipedia

Two bottles of the world’s oldest champagne, which spent about 170 years at the bottom of the ocean, sold for 54,000 euros ($73,700) at an auction in Finland on Friday.

The second lot, containing vintage Veuve, fetched 30,000 euros, which the auction house – New York-based wine specialist Acker Merrall & Condit – said was the most paid for a bottle.

Veuve Cliquot are quoted in the article as saying:

“We have worked closely with the government of Aaland since the discovery of the shipwreck to help salvage and protect the precious wines, which we know now were tasted by Madame Clicquot herself.”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/top-drop/worlds-oldest-bubbly-sells-for-73k-20110603-1fjnf.html#ixzz1OTupLs3Z

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“The world’s oldest champagne, bottled before Victoria became Queen, is still drinkable, with notes of “truffles and caramel”, according to the experts.

An “addictive” bottle of 1825 Perrier-Jouet was opened at a ceremony attended by 12 of the world’s top wine tasters.

Their verdict: the 184-year-old champagne tasted better than some of its younger counterparts.”

Two thoughts. Why do I never get invited to these tastings? That was some vintage and a very clever blender/winemaker.

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