Most of us love wine and it has for ages been considered to be the classy alcoholic drink. For all those who already cribbed about its higher price compared its cheaper compatriot beer, have more to add to that. There is news that the most expensive wine in the world has been released and it has been developed by an Australian winemaker. It’s the only wine which has no corks or caps to close its container as it is kept entirely in a specially crafted glass case.
Called the Ampoules, these glass containers enhance the beauty of the wine that it is holding. Priced at $168,000, each of these Ampoules hold onto what’s the world’s most expensive wine- the Penfolds 2004 Block 42. This exquisite liquor comes from a single vineyard and has been produced from the oldest continuously producing Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world. Handled by a fine number of connoisseurs, this rich wine has it all to woo its audience with its looks. The glass case that has been made for it adds to the sparkle of the wine. The red wine comes enclosed in a wooden Jarrah cabinet that holds the glass case within it.
Once you are bedazzled with the intricacy of the wooden and the glass case, you will have to get down to opening the case which is the hardest part of all. It requires attention of a senior member of the Penfolds Winemaking team who will be sent to the buyer’s destination once it’s sold. The member will carry with himself specially-designed sterling silver tool which is decked with a tungsten tip to open the Ampoule. It can then be served in superb silver tastevin for tasting its delicacy.
The red wine was launched in a global launch ceremony in Moscow where Peter Gag, the Chief Winemaker at Penfolds was present. 12 Ampoules have been crafted out of which one is to remain at the Penfolds Museum of Wine while another will be donated for charity. The rest will be divided across the world with 3 to go to Asia, 3 in Australia and New Zealand, 2 for Europe and 2 for North America