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    cwdjrxyz Guest

    Default 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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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: Most expensive wine of this century?

    On Aug 27, 5:19*am, cwdjrxyz <spamtr...@cwdjr.info> wrote:
    > 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.


    I'm speechless...

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    cwdjrxyz Guest

    Default Re: Most expensive wine of this century?

    On Aug 27, 4:19*am, cwdjrxyz <spamtr...@cwdjr.info> wrote:
    > 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.


    See http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...xpensive-wine/ .
    An ampoule contains only 1 standard bottle of this wine. Also there is
    a bit more information.

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    Steve Slatcher Guest

    Default Re: Most expensive wine of this century?

    On 27/08/2012 10:19, cwdjrxyz wrote:
    > 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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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: Most expensive wine of this century?

    On 9/7/12 12:32 PM, Steve Slatcher wrote:
    > On 27/08/2012 10:19, cwdjrxyz wrote:
    >> 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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    Steve Slatcher Guest

    Default Re: Most expensive wine of this century?

    On 07/09/2012 17:57, Mark Lipton wrote:
    > On 9/7/12 12:32 PM, Steve Slatcher wrote:
    >> On 27/08/2012 10:19, cwdjrxyz wrote:
    >>> 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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    www.winenous.co.uk

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