Sotheby’s Will Auction Off a Century’s Worth of Moët & Chandon Champagnes

A collection of 270 Champagnes dating from 1914 to 2004 will make their debut on November 13, when Sotheby’s London auctions off Moët & Chandon’s Grand Vintage Collection. The bottles were selected by Moët & Chandon’s chef de cave, Benoît Gouez, and Sotheby’s international head of wine, Serena Sutcliffe, to celebrate the 270th anniversary of the house. There will be 74 lots presented at auction, and none of the bottles have left the cellars of Moët & Chandon’s in Épernay since their production.

The highlight of the sale is a set of three lots, each of two bottles of a 1914 vintage, that are expected to fetch from $7,725 to $9,660 per lot. Also included are three jeroboams of the 2004 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage ($515 to $645 apiece); six magnums of the 1998 Grand Vintage Collection Rosé ($1,445 to $1,930 each); and six bottles of the 1952 Grand Vintage Collection Extra Dry ($8,850 to $11,265 each). (www.sothebys.com)

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