A rare six-litre bottle of 1947 French Cheval-Blanc white wine was sold to a private collector for $304,375 (Ł192,000) on Tuesday, setting a world record price for a single bottle.
The imperial bottle of Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947 Bordeaux French wine is displayed on a screen during it's auction Photo: AFP
The Imperial bottle was sold to a private collector during a sale at Christies, Geneva, smashing the auction house's estimated price of between 150,000-200,000 dollars.
"We are absolutely delighted by the result obtained by this bottle of mythical Cheval-Blanc 1947," said Christie's wine expert, Michael Ganne.
He said the sale constituted a new world record in the wine category and the "only known bottle in the Imperial format' for this Saint-Emilion vintage...
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