A bottle of 1915 Krug champagne went under the hammer for $116,375 in New York, one of just four left in the cellars of the sparkling drink makers.
The lot sold on Friday also included a tasting journey for four people who will enjoy the bottle on location in France’s northeastern Champagne region.
In 2011, a bottle of 1841 Veuve Clicquot 1841 was purchased for a record 30,000 euros ($43,000). And two 1959 Dom Perignon Rose bottles fetched $84,700 at wine auctioneers Acker Merrall & Condit in 2008.
The Veuve Clicquot bottle had spent an estimated 180 years under water in the hold of a schooner off the Finnish coast.
The Krug bottle, sold during the Sotheby’s auction, never left the House of Krug cellars, which is now managed by luxury conglomerate LVMH.
The anonymous winning bidder and three guests will also experience a personal tour of the gastronomic and historical highlights of Reims and the house of Krug; a tour of the vineyards; a visit to the nearby village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and a tasting of the five legendary vintage Champagnes from Clos du Mesnil; and a Krug Champagne dinner personally prepared by celebrated chef Arnaud Lallement at his Michelin three-star restaurant L’Assiette Champenoise.