Rare bottles of Champagne and wine, some produced before the sinking of the Titanic and World War One are set to be auctioned Thursday and Friday.
One of the bottles is a 1911 imperial Moet & Chandon Champagne.
The bottles will be auctioned by Acker Merrall & Condit Company, Inc., the U.S.'s oldest and largest wine auction house. There will be 877 bottles of vintage Champagne and wine auctioned with vintages ranging from 1911 to 1943.
The lot includes 323 magnums, 10 Jeroboams, two Methuselahs and 30 half-bottles. The auction house expects the lot to be sold for around $10 million.
Richard Juhlin - a wine taster and holder of the world record for tasting more than 13,000 different Champagne vintages - provided his taste assessment of the lot's oldest vintage, the 1911 Moet & Chandon.
"The taste is exceptional with superb length and intensity. Here, the dark forest aromas and smokiness have been accompanied by a delicious caressing sweetness from dried fruits and Crème brûlée," Juhlin said.
The founder of The Champagne Club said the aroma of the more than a century-old bottle of Champagne was "deep and forest featured with layers of wet stump, molded autumn leaves and black Vaucluse truffle."
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Juhlin said that among the bottles that will be put on auction, there are only two that he has yet to taste. One of those is the Salon 1928, which Juhlin said is a "legendary wine" amongst connoisseurs.
"The vintage is so great and at that time Salon was absolutely incredible and it's supposed to be one of the best wines they have ever made," Juhlin said.
Juhlin said the Salon 1928, the Kruf collection of 1928 and the 1911 vintage Champagne will likely bring in the most money as they are the rarest of the entire lot. He declined to speculate on the pricing of the vintage as they are expected to vary wildly depending on the demand.
The auction will be held online via a livestream event at 6:30 p.m. ET Thursday and Friday on Acker's official website.