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

Picture credit: Edward Henderson

Back up to the maison, it was time to taste the bottles.

Picture credit: Edward Henderson

As one would expect, the wine was a deep amber colour, like aged Cognac.

Picture credit: Edward Henderson

Hubert de Billy (left) and Laurent d’Harcourt sampled the wines with db, with d’Harcourt admitting that the exercise was risky, as the wine could have been unpalatable. “You are guinea pigs,” he joked.

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