Monday, September 23, 2013
Shireen on the Scene: Expensive Wine
What would it be like to taste the most expensive wine in the world? It would be delicious, but Deco's Shireen Sandoval didn't get to taste it, she only spent time with it. Yeah, it takes awhile to develop a savvory relationship. Tonight, Deco's swirling, sniffing and trying to taste the most expensive wine in the world. No, not boone's wine strawberry hill, something even better.
How much is it? My mom used to say, "If you have to ask you can't afford it."
Peter Gago: "$168,000."
Monday night at the St. Regis Bal Harbour.
Peter Gago: "There are only 12 in existence and one of them is here in Miami."
Penfolds is hosting a luxury lounge, where a few select wine connoisseurs from South Florida can get up close and personal with this expensive cab.
Shireen: "Tonight there is an amazing event, tell me about it?"
Peter Gago: "We are going to be unveiling the Penfolds Ampoule. This is a glass encased Vestapule with a 750 mil of wine. This is a work of art coupled with one of the greatest wines ever to come out of Australia."
The wine and its casing arrives under lock and key and is given the white gloved celebrity treatment.
Shireen: "What does it actually taste like?"
Peter Gago "The wine is beautiful. It is evocative. It flows through, it's an essence of cab, so its the seeds of black current, graphite, no ruffages, its seamless."
What makes it so expensive?
Peter Gago: "You're buying rare. You're buying history. The wine is actually sourced from the worlds oldest continually producing vineyard, block 42. It's a very rare wine, in a unique package. This is a wine in bottle form that lasts at least half a century, in this ampoule format, there is no cork, there is no screw cap, it's continuous. It should last for a long, long time."
This isn't just about buying a bottle, or in this case a fancy ampoule.
Peter Gago: "And you're paying for the experience too. We will travel anywhere in the world, to the top of Mt. Kilama to open this ampoule anywhere."
And that's something to cheer about.