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1928 Krug breaks record for most expensive Champagne

By Jessica Yadegaran
Friday, April 10th, 2009 at 10:17 am in Corkheads.

Check this out. A 1928 Krug has broken the world record for the most expensive bottle of Champagne sold at auction. The auction, Acker Merrall & Condit, took place on March 28  in Hong Kong.


After several rounds of bidding, Krug collection 1928 went HK$164,560 (US$21,200) above the highest estimate of HK$120,000.

The record was previously held by a Methuselah of Louis Roederer, Cristal Brut 1990, Millenium 2000 that sold in the US for US$17,625 in 2005.

Here are the tasting notes of the wine in 1999 from Serena Sutcliffe MW, Champagne expert: “Medium gold colour. Fabulous bouquet of vanilla ice (remember the first fermentation in wood). Deep dimensioned with bready notes, “sweet” and ripe on the palate, soft yet big.”

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