Oldest Champagne Found in Shipwreck Tastes Good, To Be Auctioned Soon

Deep sea divers have discovered some real vintage champagne bottles in the remains of shipwreck deep under the sea. According to the experts these 168 champagne bottles which were brought out to the surface seem to be dated back to early 19th century and could probably be world’s oldest champagne. The champagne has been tasted by an expert and a reporter; according to them it has a hint of rare blossom, yeast and honey and is highly consumable.

We all know stories of ship wrecked sailors but this is the first instance where champagne bottles have surfaced from the nearly 200 year old wreckage. The shipwreck was found by divers between Sweden and Finland in July. The champagne bottles of Veuve Clicquot and Juglar brand have raised a lot of curiosity not only because they may be world’s oldest champagne but also because they were under water for nearly 200 years!

Apparently some bottles are damaged but others are intact. These bottles are expected to be auctioned soon and experts have estimated that each might fetch almost $70,000.  The old world wine taste has charmed those who have tasted it. It is a rare privilege indeed to even hold such a precious 200 year old champagne bottle that has survived shipwreck!

via: CBS NEWS

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