Buried treasure: the story of a century-old Champagne stash

Inspecting a remnant from the cellar collapse. Picture credit: Edward Henderson

Then, almost 120 years later, on 15 January 2018, while Pol Roger was beginning the process of building a new packaging facility above the site of the collapsed cellars, the producer discovered a void, filled with broken glass.

Picture credit: Michael Boudot

Over the course of several days of careful digging, Pol Roger found 23 in-tact bottles.

Picture credit: Michael Boudot

Some of which were still full.

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