What is the Most Expensive Wine in Miami?December 13, 2013
It’s always interesting to find the most expensive of something in Miami. However, the most expensive wine in Miami you won’t be able to sample. It’s only on display, but it’s still worth a gander.
This rare bottle of wine is just one of many that have popped up in the South Florida area. It comes with a six-figure value and comes from Chief Winemaker Peter Gago. It was displayed at the St. Regis Bal Harbour a few months ago and only 12 of these bottles are in existence today.
The Penfolds 2004 Kalimna Bloc 42 Cabernet Sauvignon comes in with a price tag around $168,000. This is the most expensive wine in the Miami area. Gago provides a group of select wine connoisseurs the opportunity to view the bottle in a glass vestibule. This 750 ml bottle of wine has been transformed into a work of art and is now known as one of the best to every come from Australia.
When it travels, it’s given the white glove treatment and arrived under lock and key. Even though this specific bottle won’t be opened anytime soon, the wine has been described as an evocative Cabernet with graphite, black current and a seamless flavor.
The reason for the high price comes from the rarity of the bottle and the history of the wine. The wine comes from the oldest continuously producing Cabernet vineyard in the world called Blok 42 and it’s a very rare choice. Add in the unique packaging and you get a wine worth six figures.
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The wine and the bottle are designed to provide a combination that will last at least a half-century. Another rare feature of the bottle is the fact that it doesn’t have a cork. It’s not a screw cap either. This is a continuum of glass, which is why it will last so long.