Penfolds Unveils Most Expensive Wine in the World with a Unique Closure
Penfolds, arguably the leading producer of Australian fine wine, will celebrate the provenance of a truly extraordinary wine, 2004 Block 42, with the launch of twelve limited edition Ampoules, the only wine released that has been completely encased in glass – no cork; no screwcap. Each Penfolds Limited Edition Ampoule is expected to retail for $168,000 USD, making it the most expensive wine directly sold from a winery in the world. The global launch of the limited edition Ampoule will take place in Moscow, Russia with Penfolds Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago.
Penfolds 2004 Block 42 is a rare, single vineyard wine, only made in exceptional vintages and produced from the oldest continuously producing Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world. With only twelve handmade globally, the Penfolds Ampoule is a testament to the passion that Penfolds has for not only innovation and fine wine, but for its South Australian heritage and the skills of the region’s finest artists and craftsmen, four of whom were commissioned to collaborate on this unique project.
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