1921 Dom Perignon vintage champagne
The 1921 Dom Perignon is a vintage champagne produced by the French winery Moët & Chandon in 1921.
The 1921 Dom Perignon is the first vintage of the elite champagne produced by Moët & Chandon. It was released to the public in 1936, and is considered by experts to be one of the finest Dom Perignon vintages ever produced.
Dom Perignon has only been produced 36 times since 1921, in the following years:
1921, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002.
Value of 1921 Dom Perignon champagne
The value of a bottle of 1921 Dom Perignon champagne depends heavily on its condition. Intact bottles are rare, but many have been badly stored so that their contents are undrinkable. Depending on their condition, a single bottle can range in price from around $2,000 up to $9,000.
During an edition of the American television show ‘Pawn Stars’ aired in September 2010, an unopened bottle of the 1921 vintage was brought in to be appraised. However, as the bottle had been stored upright for many years, without proper temperature control, the champagne had spoiled and the value was greatly reduced. An expert valued it at around $1,000 as a purely decorative item.
In June 2004 two bottle of 1921 Dom Perignon were sold at auction in New York by Christies for a price of $8,225.
At the same sale a lot comprising of three bottles was sold for $24,675. All the bottle sold came from the wine collection of Doris Duke, daughter of the U.S tobacco billionaire James Buchanan Duke who had ordered 100 bottle of the vintage for himself back in 1936.