|Cheval Blanc smashes wine auction record|
|Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:11|
An imperial of Cheval Blanc 1947 has broken the record for a price paid for a single bottle at auction.
The six-litre bottle of the renowned Bordeaux was sold by Christie's for $304,375, to an anonymous collector.
The highest price paid for a standard sized bottle of wine is HK$1.8 million ($232,000) for a Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1869 sold last month by Sotheby's in Hong Kong.
Christie's wine specialist Michael Ganne said of the Cheval Blanc: "This wine is undoubtedly one of the greatest Bordeaux of all times, not only because of its rare quality but also due to its extensive life span, as it could still be kept and enjoyed 50 years from now with no problem at all."