World’s most expensive wine goes on sale

11th October, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

Fine wine shop Le Clos in Dubai International Airport has put a Balthazar of Château Margaux on sale for £122,000, making it the most expensive single bottle of wine ever to be retailed.

The store has the exclusive retail rights to three 12-litre bottles of the Bordeaux first growth.

This is the first time Margaux’s history that Balthazars have been bottled. A total of six were produced, with only three being put up for sale through Le Clos.

A much-lauded vintage in Bordeaux, 2009 is said to be one of the best vintages ever produced by Margaux.

The Balthazar is housed in an engraved oak case designed by French agency Partisan du Sens.

Raised on steel legs, the 12-litre bottle is said to “symbolise the barrels resting in the….

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