The start of December also means Sotheby’s is putting on auction the biggest collection of precious Krug champagne. Aside from putting on sale bottles from cellars of the famous and most sought after brand, Sotheby is also offering two excursions to the cellar of Maison Krug in France, plus a private tasting of its vintages.
One of the package will include a limo ride from Paris to the cellars of Krug in the region of Reims. The tour will be followed by a luxurious lunch at the Michelin starred restaurant of at L’Assiette Champenoise.
The sumptuous lunch is followed by the tasting of the Krug vintages to be conducted by the Chef de Caves of Krug’s, Eric Lebel, or Olivier Krug, the family scion, himself. The tasting will involve very rare vintages of the label coming the the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s, and 90s. There will also be the Grande Cuvee, Vintage 2000, and the Clos du Mesnil.
After all the vintage champagne tasting, your limousine will bring you back to the hotel so you can rest at your wonderful suite before heading back to Paris.
The bidding for such an experience will start at $5,000 but who knows what constellation it can reach.
The other priced experience will take the lucky bidder to a lunch at the Krug vineyard along with a tasting tour of the Clos d’Ambonnay and Krug Clos du Mesnil vineyards and a visit to the Maison Krug. The highest bidder will also have a dinner with Krug winemakers and a hotel suite at the L’Assiette Champenoise. This trip starts at $5,000 too.
To put things in perspective, a case of Krug Clos de Menil may go as high as $30,000.