27 Jul '11, 9pm

World’s most expensive white wine sold for £75,000

World’s most expensive white wine sold for £75,000

A 200-year-old vintage from Bordeaux set a new world record for the most valuable bottle of white wine Tuesday when it was sold in Britain for £75,000 ($117,000). The bottle of 1811 Chateau dYquem was bought by French private collector Christian Vanneque, for his new restaurant in Bali, Indonesia. The standard-sized, 75 centilitre bottle of wine was sold at London’s Ritz hotel by rare wine specialists The Antique Wine Company. Managing director Stephen Williams praised the “legendary vintage”, one of the so-called “Comet Vintages” which takes its name from the Flaugergues Comet which passed the earth in 1811. “Chateau dYquem is the world’s greatest white wine,” he said. Unlike most whites which spoil after a few years, the Chateau dYquem, produced near Sauternes, in the famous wine-producing region of Bordeaux in France, has improved with maturity and could age indefinitel...

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