Penfolds break the $1,000 price barrier
16 Nov 2011 by Richard Hemming
AUSTRALIA'S MOST EXPENSIVE NEW RELEASE WINE! trumpets news.com.au,  in reference to the latest offering from Penfolds. The wine is the 2008 vintage of Special Bin 620, a Cabernet/Shiraz blend from Coonawarra. In 2010, headlines were blaring about Torbreck's The Laird, a 2005 Shiraz from the Barossa Valley which was released at AU$700, making it Australia's priciest bottle at the time. That sum is roundly trumped today, because Special Bin 620 costs a nice round AU$1,000 (£639, $1,007) per bottle.  And where in the world might receive such a wine with the widest arms and the fattest wallets? Yes, China of course, and the...

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