The LVMH owned Champagne house has promised to uncork one of only four remaining bottles of Krug 1915 vintage in its cellars, as part of a tasting that will encompass Krug vintages spanning the past 100 years.
Sotheby’s’ auction, to be held on 25 September, comes amid higher interest in vintage Champagne amongst the world’s wealthiest wine lovers.
Olivier Krug will lead the tasting and there will also be a vineyard tour that is to include some of the description of the 1915 vintage in Champagne – which took place during World War One.
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Champagne from the WW1 era has earlier sold well at Sotheby’s. In November 1913, the auction house sold three, two-bottle lots of Moet & Chandon 1914 vintage Champagne for nearly £25,000.
Last year, London auction house Bonhams sold a single bottle of Pol Roger 1914 vintage Champagne for £5,640.
Champagne’s wartime harvests were largely carried out by women, because most men of working age had either been called up to fight, or had already been killed or injured in battle.
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