PJ Uncorks Oldest Champagne
PJ uncorks the oldest Champagne in the world
Last month 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.
According to world renowned expert and Head of the International Wine Department at Sotheby’s Serena Sutcliffe MW, who co-hosted this special tasting with Perrier-Jouet Chef de Cave Herve Deschamps, each sip would have been worth hundreds of Euros at auction: “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 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 (also see Krug 1928 post). The private event was organised to mark the future release of the House’s inaugural vintage of the 21st Century, Perrier-Jouët Millesime 2002.