Moët collection sold for £147kBy Rupert Millar
A collection of Moët & Chandon dating back to 1914 was sold for £147,333 at auction this week.
The collection, spanning 270 bottles from 2004 to 1914, was sold by Sotheby’s at its London sale on Wednesday 13.
The highlight of the sale were three lots each of two bottles of the 1914 vintage, now nearly 100 years old and particularly commemorative with the advent of the centenary of the First World War next year.
Valued at £4,800 – £6,000, one lot alone made £10,340 and the three combined sold for £24,910.
Other top sellers included another six bottles in three lots of the 1921 vintage, which sold for £8,813 per two bottles and three bottles of the 1928 which sold for £5,405 apiece.
Serena Sutcliffe MW, Sotheby’s international head of wine, commented: “The Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection 1914 is an extraordinary Champagne, both historic and glorious in taste and we are thrilled the price reflected the brilliance of the wine.”
Also up for sale at the auction, which continues today, is a collection of 19th century Gruaud Larose, which were salvaged from a shipwreck off the Philippines in the 1990s.