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Buried Champagne from the 1890s tasted for the first time, and the conclusion?

Champagne producer Pol Roger whose cellar collapsed in 1900, burying up to to 1.5 million bottles has this week opened and tried two of the recently recovered bottles.

The exact vintages are unknown as wines are not normally labelled before disgorgement, however two wines were opened. Neither had any fizz left, with one of the wines described as containing aromas of spice and vanilla, comparing the wine to cognac. The other with “extraordinary freshness, citrus and exotic fruit”. Both were describes as pleasant to drink.