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

Picture credit: Edward Henderson

But both wines were in remarkable condition considering they most likely hailed from the late 1890s, and had been on their original corks for around 120 years.

And you can read my analysis of their taste and composition by clicking here.

Picture credit: Edward Henderson

It’s not just historic Champagne that’s stashed in Pol Roger’s facilities. Among the racks of Champagne is this Dodge pick-up, bought by the producer in 1944 after the Americans liberated Epernay, and then used for bringing in the harvest, before being left here, where it has stayed for 60 years. Restoring it will be the next project for Pol Roger.

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