1961 Vintage Chateau Petrus Wine

Bordeaux to be among priciest bottles ever sold at auction

By Jessica Dickler, CNNMoney.com staff writer
October 26 2007

“NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — From a box of Franzia to a bottle of 1961 Chateau Petrus, there are few drinks with such a wide range of quality and cost as wine.

…This Sunday, an Imperial of a 1961 vintage of Chateau Petrus (which is the equivalent of eight regular bottles) is expected to sell for $150,000 at an auction at the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago. That would make it one of the most expensive bottles of wine ever sold at auction.”

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The article goes on to mention that the most expensive bottle of wine sold to date was a 1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild that realized $310,700 at Sotheby’s in February, 2007.

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