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This is the most expensive bottle of Australian wine ever

This bottle of Penfolds Grange 1951 sold for a record-breaking price

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Penfolds Grange is a type of Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon Australian wine that's famously pricey and collectible and a single bottle of Penfolds Grange 1951 recently sold for a record-breaking $142,131, which makes it the most expensive Australian wine ever.

There aren't that many bottles (no more than 35, according to Penfolds themselves) of Penfolds Grange Hermitage Bin 1 Shiraz 1951 in existence and this is one of the reasons why it fetched so much money when the gavel fell at the Langton’s Penfolds Rewards of Patience auction, but the fact that this particular bottle was signed and had re-corked (in 1988) by famed Australian wine maker Max Schubert certainly helped.

Langston's Head of Auctions Tamara Grischy said this is "a unicorn of a wine, and one of the finest bottles we’ve ever seen come through at Langton’s".

"This is extraordinary, never in my wildest dreams would I have thought a bottle of Australian wine would sell for this much," added Grischy. “The buyer is thrilled to have secured this fine piece of Australian wine history for their collection."

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