Who Bought the Oldest Champagne in the World
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Last July, a bottle containing the oldest champagne in the world was found in a shipwreck, together with other bottles, near Aland, Finland. Later, the bottle was bought by an anonymous buyer, whose identity has recently been unveiled: Buyan Haute Cuisine and Caviar Bar, a Russian restaurant in Singapore. The restaurant spent a record €30,000 ($43,300) on the almost two centuries old champagne, an 1841 Veuve Clicquot. “We are always on the lookout for various connections between Singapore and Russia. So, when we discovered that these bottles were headed for the Russian court, of course we were interested”, said the owner of the eatery , Julia Sherstyuk.
Another important acquisition of Buyan was a 19th century Jugler, bought for €24,000. Both bottles will be displayed in the restaurant’s wine museum, which flaunts some really rare wines, like an 1821 Chateau-Chalon Vin Jaune. Buyan Haute Cuisine and Caviar Bar has got a very impressive collection worth $5 million, including a 1907 Heidsieck & Co champagne, an 1859 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, an1877 Chateau Margaux and an 1854 and 1883 Chateau Lafite Rothschild.