Top 10 Champagnes at auction

Champagne does not, as a rule, command the prices or attention at auction that we have come to expect of Bordeaux and certain Burgundies.

That said, the lavish care and attention to detail that marks Champagne out, makes it extremely collectible and highly desirable as a wine.

The appearance of its rarer vintages or cuvées can be a headline event and Champagne has broken more than a few of its own records before.

Even shipwrecked bottles have been auctioned to great interest and demand. The wines in this list offer the usual array of prestige cuvées and big names but not all and it may be surprising to see some places taken by certain houses rather than others.

The figures detailing the performance of each entry cover the period 2006 to 2011 and the order is determined by overall value.

2 Responses to “Top 10 Champagnes at auction”

  1. Hans Stok says:

    Nice article !
    Thank you.
    But which auctionhouses were included in the research ?

    Santé !

    Hans Stok
    NIPPER c.v.
    Amsterdam, Holland.

    • Rupert Millar says:

      Hans, a good question. My source didn’t specify exactly which houses it had counted but it was worldwide. I’m sure we can include all the usual suspects, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Acker, Zachys and Bonhams. I will try and find out for you though.

      Rupert

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