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

Picture credit: Edward Henderson

Now it was time to try the finds, which were brought up to Pol Roger’s disgorging room.

Picture credit: Edward Henderson

Damien Cambres inspected the first bottle.

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Before Francis, who heads up the disgorging line, began the slow process of extracting the cork from the 120 year old bottle – which took around 20 minutes.

Picture credit: Edward Henderson

Thankfully, the wine was in good condition considering its age.

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