July 2, 2012
It may look like a nuclear warhead or part of an exotic anti-matter weapon, but it’s actually a bottle of wine — a glass and metal cone containing 750 milliliters of the most expensive wine in the world sold directly from a winery.
Made by Penfolds — an Australian vineyard — its name is 2004 Block 42 and each bottle costs a brain spinning £107,000-odd.
Why is it so expensive? First: there are only 12 bottles of this liquid. Then, it is made from the grapes of a single Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, which Penfolds claims has the oldest continuously producing vines in the world. And finally: because they know there are 12 suckers that will buy it.
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