The Most Expensive Wine in the World is...
The current world record price for a single bottle of wine is $A309,828. The wine is a rare imperial six litre bottle of 1947 French Cheval- Blanc and was bought this year by a Private Collector at Auction. The Wine was put to Auction by a Swiss Collector and had been re-bottled by Chateau Cheval.
“Château Cheval Blanc (French for "Castle White Horse"), is a wine producer in Saint-Émilion in the Bordeaux wine region of France. Its wine is one of only two to receive the highest rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) status in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine of 1955, along with Château Ausone.”
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The Wine is "probably the only known existing 'imperial' of this wonderful Bordeaux, it sets a new world record price for a bottle of wine at auction," said Mr Michael Ganne an expert at the auctioneer’s wine department
Mr Ganne had the pleasure of tasting the recording breaking bottle and said it is “without doubt one of greatest Bordeaux of all time, not only for its rare quality but also by its longevity, in the sense that it could be kept for another 50 years".
Other top priced wines of the world include:
Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck $275,000
“These hundred year old bottles of Champagne from the Heidsieck vineyard in Champagne took over eighty years to reach their destination. Shipped to the Russian Imperial family in 1916, a shipwreck off the coast of Finland caused this champagne to be lost at sea until divers discovered over 200 bottles in 1997. Now they’re finally being sold—to wealthy guests at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow, at least. Of course, the wine’s extraordinary tale and incredible age are what makes it the world’s most expensive wine.”
1789 Chateau Margaux $265,000This wine survived from the private collection of Thomas Jefferson and was auctioned at Christie's in London in 1989.
Some of Australia’s most expensive wines include:
Torbreck's 2005 The Laird $30,000
The standard bottle is priced“at $700 a bottle. This Barossa Valley shiraz is the most expensive new wine in Australia.
Working out at $87.50 a glass, Torbreck's 2005 The Laird is even more expensive than the current release Penfolds Grange, which sells for $600 a bottle. Adding to its luxury status, it's not available at bottle shops, only at Torbreck's Nuriootpa cellar door.
Torbreck chief wine maker David Powell made just 400 cases of The Laird - including three 27L bottles worth $30,000 each - from grapes grown at the legendary Seppelts Barossa vineyard.”
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