Champagne served during Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace to go on sale at Stansted auctioneers

A jeroboam of Moet and Chandon champagne served exclusively at the Buckingham Palace 2003 Jubilee Ce

A jeroboam of Moet and Chandon champagne served exclusively at the Buckingham Palace 2003 Jubilee Celebrations is one of the highlights in a sale at Sworders. - Credit: Archant

A jeroboam of Moet and Chandon champagne served exclusively at the Buckingham Palace 2003 Jubilee Celebrations and never released for general sale is one of the highlights in a sale at a Stansted Mountfitchet-based auctioneers next month.

one of the highlights in a sale at a Stansted Mountfitchet-based auctioneers next month.

The double magnum bottle, which stands at around half a metre tall and holds just over 3 litres of champagne – four times as much as a normal bottle – has a guide price of £300 to 400. It contains enough for 18 glasses of champagne, and was created to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, 50 years after her coronation in 1953.

Sworders marketing manager George Schooling said: “Moet & Chandon are renowned throughout the world for making the very finest champagne. This unique bottle, still in its unopened box, presents a unique opportunity to purchase a champagne with a special place in British royal history.

“In fact, the only people to have tasted this vintage previously were at Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee celebrations in 2003.”

The jeroboam is just one of 500 lots of wine, port and spirits going under the hammer at Sworders’ Stansted Mountfitchet sale room on Tuesday, October 28. They include some great rarities, including a boxed magnum of 1964 Perrier-Jouët (guided at £1,000 to £1,500), Remy Martin’s Louis XIII Grande Cognac beautifully presented in a silk-lined presentation box containing a Baccarat decanter (with a £600 to £800 estimate), and a jeroboam of Tignanello 1982 with a hand-written inscription “Sly to Elton” – which is expected to reach £140 to £200.

In addition, there are a large number of Red Bordeaux offerings, of which some are of rare vintages going back to the 1920s. The sparkling wine section includes several vintages of Dom Pérignon, Bollinger and Cristal, and the selection from the Rhone Valley includes fourteen different lots of Châteauneuf-du-Pape with guide prices ranging from £150 to £550.

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George Schooling added: “This is one of the most prestigious Fine Wine & Port sales we have ever held. In particular, we expect a great deal of interest in the jeroboam of Jubilee Moet & Chandon – either to keep or to open in the near future. And as you need to drink Champagne shortly after uncorking it, the bottle would be perfect for a large family gathering this Christmas or New Year.”

The Sworders Fine Wine & Port sale will be held at the company’s Stansted Mountfitchet saleroom at 11am.

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