Most expensive wine of this century?

According to the September issue of Decanter, Penfolds is selling Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 for 100,000 Pounds per hand- blown glass ampoule. There are only 12 ampoules available, and each is packed in a case of rare Australian wood. The capacity of the ampoule is not specified. If you buy an ampoule, Penfolds promises to send their chief winemaker to assist when you decide to open it.
It may be that this wine will sell as a status symbol. Likely buyers are winners of lotteries, very rich Asians, and drug or other gang lords. If the capacity of the ampoules is no more than a few bottles, it makes Romanee Conti from a fairly recent year seem cheap on comparison.
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cwdjrxyz
> According to the September issue of Decanter, Penfolds is selling > Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 =A0for 100,000 Pounds per hand- > blown glass ampoule. There are only 12 ampoules available, and each is > packed in a case of rare Australian wood. The capacity of the ampoule > is not specified. If you buy an ampoule, Penfolds promises to send > their chief winemaker to assist when you decide to open it. > > It may be that this wine will sell as a status symbol. Likely buyers > are winners of lotteries, very rich Asians, and drug or other gang > lords. If the capacity of the ampoules is no more than a few bottles, > it makes Romanee Conti from a fairly recent year seem cheap on > comparison.
I'm speechless...
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Bi!!
> According to the September issue of Decanter, Penfolds is selling > Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 =A0for 100,000 Pounds per hand- > blown glass ampoule. There are only 12 ampoules available, and each is > packed in a case of rare Australian wood. The capacity of the ampoule > is not specified. If you buy an ampoule, Penfolds promises to send > their chief winemaker to assist when you decide to open it. > > It may be that this wine will sell as a status symbol. Likely buyers > are winners of lotteries, very rich Asians, and drug or other gang > lords. If the capacity of the ampoules is no more than a few bottles, > it makes Romanee Conti from a fairly recent year seem cheap on > comparison.
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> Penfolds promises to send > their chief winemaker to assist when you decide to open it.
So they are reckoning on the ampoules not all being opened in different places in the world just after a harvest :)
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Steve Slatcher
>> Penfolds promises to send >> their chief winemaker to assist when you decide to open it. > > So they are reckoning on the ampoules not all being opened in different > places in the world just after a harvest :) >
At the price they're asking, perhaps they'll just clone the winemaker for multiple appearances? ;-)
Mark Lipton
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>>> Penfolds promises to send >>> their chief winemaker to assist when you decide to open it. >> >> So they are reckoning on the ampoules not all being opened in different >> places in the world just after a harvest :) >> > > At the price they're asking, perhaps they'll just clone the winemaker > for multiple appearances? ;-)
They do it with vines all the time, so how difficult can it be?
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