Champagne: the top 20 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

TOP 20 champagne iDealwineThe finest signatures from France’s most northerly winemaking region: Champagne. We present the top 20 most expensive bottles to sell on the iDealwine auction platform in the first semester of 2018 from the land of fizz.

Like all our rankings, we’ve compiled this top 20 by taking only the most expensive cuvée from each domaine which should help give a broader picture of how this region is performing.

 Champagne: top 20 highest-priced bottles of the first semester of 2018

Position Lot Lot price (incl. VAT) Price (per 75cl bottle & incl. VAT) Variation on price estimate (or reserve price) Date of sale Country of residence of winning bidder
1 Magnum of Collection 1959 – Krug 3,770 € 1,885 € 3% 30/01/2018 France
2 Bottle of Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1971 – Moët et Chandon 1,338 € 1,338 € 40% 28/03/2018 France
3 Bottle of Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 1988 – Jacques Selosse 1,277 € 1,277 € 947% 17/01/2018 USA
4 Magnum of Cristal 1962 – Louis Roederer 2,189 € 1,094 € 16/05/2018 Korea
5 Bottle of Cuvée S 1979 – Salon 1,094 € 1,094 € 17/01/2018 France
6 Magnum of Brut 1949 – Pommery 1,824 € 912 € 173% 16/05/2018 France
7 Bottle of Vieilles Vignes Françaises 1999 – Bollinger 547 € 547 € 30/01/2018 Japan
8 Bottle of Rosé Comtes de Champagne 1970 –  Taittinger 511 € 511 € 132% 28/03/2018 France
9 Bottle of Cuvée Winston Churchill 1988 – Pol Roger 438 € 438 € 34% 18/04/2018 France
10 Bottle of Dom Ruinart 1979 – Ruinart 438 € 438 € 11/04/2018 Denmark
11 Bottle of Clos des Goisses 1990 – Philipponnat 353 € 353 € 21/06/2018 France
12 Bottle of Clos Saint Hilaire 1995 – Billecart-Salmon 340 € 340 € 03/05/2018 Denmark
13 2 bottles of Rare 1988 –  Piper Heidsieck 632 € 316 € 156% 03/05/2018 Denmark
14 Magnum of Cuvée Belle Epoque 1973 – Perrier Jouët 612 € 306 € 23/05/2018 France
15 Magnum of Signature Extra-Brut 1995 – Jacquesson 584 € 292 € 14% 16/05/2018 France
16 Bottle of René Lalou 1979 – Mumm 231 € 231 € 03/05/2018 Hong Kong
17 Bottle of Brut Red Label 1971 – Lanson 219 € 219 € 202% 17/01/2018 Japan
18 Bottle of Brut La Grande Dame 1995 – Veuve Clicquot 219 € 219 € 116% 30/01/2018 France
19 Bottle of Roses de Jeanne Le Creux d’Enfer 2010 – Cédric Bouchard 207 € 207 € 28% 17/01/2018 France
20 Bottle of Brut 1964 – Geismann 195 € 195 € 159% 13/06/2018 Denmark

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