$150,000 For One Bottle Of Wine?
When it comes to the upper tiers of wine auctions there are wines you buy basically for the old bottles (the Jefferson wines fall solidly in this category) and then there are wines you open no matter how much they cost. The imperial bottle of French Grand Cru First Growth Château Pétrus, 1961 being auctioned off by Edward Roberts International at their October 28 auction falls into this category. The imperial (the size of eight standard bottles) of Bordeaux is expected to sell for up to $150,000.
The auction also includes 1921, 1947 and 1961 Chateau Petrus en Magnums and several prized vintages of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild including the 1945. California cults wines are also represented with selections from Screaming Eagle, Harlan and Scarecrow available. But the most visually striking selection from the auction has to be the Courvoissier Cognac Erte decanter collection shown above. You can bid online or in person at the auction at the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago.
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