The combined efforts of three passionate collectors are about to launch what is being touted as “the most important collection of mature Champagne ever to come to auction”. Bidding will commence online at Acker’s Wines Trinity Collection from June 9 through 10.
The sale features more than 900 lots, including 877 bottles, 323 magnums, 10 jeroboams, two Methuselahs and 30 half bottles of aged Champagne that could all up fetch more than USD$10 million. Undergoing a scrupulous authentication and vetting process, any champagne bottles that weren’t of the highest quality have been tossed, leaving the collection with only the very best of the historic champers.
Among the highlights, the Moet & Chandon which dates back to 1911, is estimated to go for $8,000 a bottle. Other standouts include Salon from 1928 (which could reach as high as $16,000 per bottle); Pol Roger from 1921 (estimate: $8,000 per bottle); and a 1943 Krug (estimate: $3,500 per bottle).
“This is a breathtaking selection of bottles,” exclaimed Acker Chairman, John Kapon. “I have personally witnessed the care and passion that went into building the three cellars that comprise the Trinity Collection, and it fills me with tremendous pride to present this extraordinary catalogue to the public.”
In addition to these precious champagnes, there is a treasure trove of Burgundy on offer, including the legendary Domaine de la Romanee Conti that is expected to drive $3 million alone.
The entirety of The Trinity Collection may be viewed on AckerLive, Acker’s proprietary bidding platform, and will live-stream on June 9th & 10th.