Shipwrecked Veuve breaks records

16th June, 2011 by Rupert Millar

A bottle of 1841 Veuve Clicquot, discovered in last year’s haul of Champagne in a shipwreck off the Åland Islands, has set a new record for old Champagne sold at auction, fetching €30,000.

The Veuve and other 19th century bottles discovered in the wreck from the now defunct house Juglar were auctioned by Acker Merrall & Condit in Mariehamn at the beginning of the month.

The Juglar sold for €24,000 and the other 15 lots from Veuve Clicquot, specially released for the event, were all sold too.

Acker Merrall & Condit holds the previous record for Champagne sold at auction when it sold two bottles of 1959 Dom Pérignon Rosé in April 2008 for US$84,700.

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