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Weekly Wine Quiz #19: Wine, An Ultimate Facilitator of Art and Craft

Last week, I learned something fascinating about the wine world. And why my first inclination was to share it with you in my Wednesday’s Meritage, I decided to make the wine quiz out of it first.

Take a look at the picture – what do you think it is? No, this is not a quiz yet. This is actually a very unique bottle of wine (there are only 12 produced, and we are talking bottles, not cases). This bottle is a result of collaboration of some of the best craftsmen and artists in Australia, and it holds the wine made by Penfolds and called 2004 Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine was produced only twice, in 1996 and 2004, and it comes from world’s oldest continuously-producing Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. This Kalimna Vineyard was planted in 1885, 30 years after famous 1855 Bordeaux classification. I recommend that you will read the full story of this unique wine project, Penfolds Ampoule at this link – you will find all information about the wine, videos of making those 12 handmade bottles and more.

If you are lucky enough, you can buy the bottle of 2004 Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon (not the Ampoule, just the regular bottle) for about $600+. Penfolds Ampoule is available for sale now, directly from the winery – would you care to guess how much this Penfolds Ampoule would cost you should you choose to buy one?

Have fun! Cheers!

  1. PSsquared
    July 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    But does the bottle balance on that point? That’s what I want to know. 🙂

    • talkavino
      July 8, 2012 at 7:43 am

      I’m sure it will arrive in a beautiful box so proud owner will be able to present it properly as part of his or her art collection…

  2. July 9, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    What a beautiful bottle! I’m not very fond of the price however.

  3. July 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    The bottle is beautiful, but I’m not too fond of the price of the bottle!

    • talkavino
      July 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks for the comment! This is work of Art, and Art, due to its unique nature, has its price. Considering that there were only 12 bottles produced, I would think that there will be enough people in this world who will be glad to pay the required amount simply to own and proudly display one of those bottles.

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