A set of three Dom Pérignon Enothèque Magnums hailing from the Champagne maker’s 1966, 1973 and 1976 vintages have sold for $97,937 at an auction in Hong Kong.
Conducted by US wine merchant Acker, Merrall & Condit, the auction broke the world record price for Champagne Magnums. The previous record dates back to an April 25 auction in New York that saw two bottles of the rare Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 1959 sell for $90,767.
Also receiving a record bid was the first-ever Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 1966 Jeroboam, which had been valued at $10,500 but sold for $35,796.
The magnums has been professionally cellared with each ‘flacon’ tasted and approved by Dom Pérignon chef de cave, Richard Geoffroy.
A flacon is a small usually ornamental bottle with a tight cap, according to the Meriam-Webster Online Dictionary.