The most expensive wine ever sold directly from a winery will go on sale this week, from the venerable Australian vintner Penfolds. The limited edition release of the 2004 Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon is priced at $168,000 a bottle.
The wine’s distinctive price comes from its rarity. The wine was made from the oldest producing cabernet sauvignon vines in the world, transplanted from France to Australia in the 1830s.
- Penfolds Turns Cabernet Sauvignon Into $168,000 Art (businessweek.com)
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- World’s Most Expensive Case of Wine Now For Sale, Just $168K a Bottle (fox8.com)
- A rare drop, and top of the Grange (smh.com.au)
- Australian winery sells rare vintage for $170,000 (rawstory.com)