Penfolds released the most expensive wine in the world
Such exquisiteness requires the hands of ultimate connoisseurs, while the glass receptacle is a work of art itself. The red liquor comes suspended within a wooden Jarrah cabinet. The hardest part is to actually open the container – it requires the attention of a senior member of the Penfolds Winemaking team, who will be immediately sent to the buyer’s location with a specially-designed sterling silver tool decked with a tungsten tip, to open the Ampoule. The wine is then to be served in a superb sterling silver tastevin.
Peter Gag, the Chief Winemaker at Penfolds, was present at the global launch ceremony, in Moscow, Russia. A total of 12 Ampoules have been crafted – one of them due to remain to the Penfolds Museum of Wine, another one will be auctioned for charity, while the rest will be available for purchase – 3 in Asia, 3 in Australia and New Zealand, 2 in Europe and 2 in North America. Too bad we won’t even get to smell it.