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Champagne Perrier-Jou√ęt uncorks the oldest Champagne in the world

Last weekend, 12 of the world’s top wine and champagne experts flew from all corners of the globe to the boutique Champagne House Perrier-Jouët for the chance to taste 20 historic vintages from the House’s own cellars, including the oldest champagne in the world: Perrier-Jouët Vintage 1825.

Each sip would have been worth hundreds of dollars at auction, according to the Head of the International Wine Department at Sotheby’s, Serena Sutcliffe MW, who co-hosted the tasting with Perrier-Jouët Chef de Cave, Hervé Deschamps. Sutcliffe said, “It is virtually impossible to assign a value to the 1825 vintage – we’ve never seen anything like it on the market. This was, quite simply, the opportunity of a lifetime tasting such exceptional, historic vintages.”

The private event was organised to mark the release of the House’s inaugural vintage of the 21st Century, Perrier-Jouët Millesime 2002. The tasting also included the renowned “PJ 1874” – heralded as the most expensive champagne in the world when it was sold at a world famous auction in 1885.

Guests included world-renowned champagne expert: Richard Juhlin from Sweden; France’s most famous wine critic: Michel Bettane; Roger Voss from one of the USA’s top wine magazines The Wine Enthusiast; together with wine experts from the UK, China, Japan, Italy and Finland.

Seeley International


New Holland


Rowe Scientific


WID 2017