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    Sale 12269

    Fine Wines and Spirits: Featuring the Exceptional Collection of Jay Stein

    21 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 301

    Dom Pérignon 1982

    6 bottles per lot

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    DOM PERIGNON
    In 1935 Moët were asked to supply a special bottling for their British importers, Simon Bros and Co, to celebrate the London firm's centenary. The Epenay house provided 300 specially commissioned, heavy bottomed bottles with a shield-shaped label which bore the inscription "Champagne especially shipped from Simon Bros and Co's Centenary 1835-1935". The bottles were sent to the importer's 150 best customers - the vintage inside was the 1926. Word of this luxury cuvée soon spread amongst affluent American society, reveling in the post-prohibition era, and there was great demand for such a Champagne. In response to requests, 100 cases were shipped to New York in November 1936, this time using the finer and more mature 1921 vintage. Not being able to use the same inscription on the label as used the previous year in London, Moët decided to name this cuvée Dom Pérignon after Champagne's founding father. The 1921 vintage, and subsequent vintages up to 1943, underwent secondary fermentation in a regular bottle being transferred into the custom made bottles that we still know today for Dom Pérignon.
    Dom Pérignon 1982
    Epernay
    Levels: 1cm; one slightly damaged foil, nicked and slightly damaged labels
    6 bottles per lot


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