World’s Most Expensive Wine Goes on Sale.


 Ok, so I’m a little late on this one! This is a news story from June, that seems to have slipped me by until now…

Aussie winemaker Penfolds has unveiled what it says (correctly so) is the world’s most expensive bottle of plonk. The 2004 Kalimna Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon, that the vineyard claims are from the oldest continuously producing vines in the world, will set you back a staggering $168,000 and comes completely encased in a futurist-looking hand-blown glass vial, with no cork or screw-cap.

The bottle holds the same as a standard bottle of wine, is designed to preserve the pricey grapes, and is suspended within a wooden jarrah cabinet. When owners want it opened, since the bottle cannot be opened by itself, Penfolds will send a senior winemaker to wherever they are in the world, the company said. 

Penfolds have taken the wise move to limit the Block 42 to the lowest production for any of their wines, only 60,000 cases! Just kidding…only 12 ampoules will be available for sale.

The Block 42 vines were transported from France to Australia in the 1830s and are now located in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, northeast of Adelaide.

See below for the extremely boring video for the Penfolds Ampoule Project:

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My Thoughts…

Hey, if you have the money, GO FOR IT! I would, just to say I did it! Also just so that they would have to fly an Aussie winemaker out to pop it open! Let’s face it though, it isn’t really the wine you’re paying for. The juice can only be so good….

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