Australian wine sells for more than $2000

A bottle of first vintage 1973 Moss Wood cabernet sauvignon achieved a record price of $2301 at the recent Langton’s on-line auction in Melbourne.

This is the highest price ever paid for a single 750ml bottle of Australian wine post 1970.

A bottle of 1974 Moss Wood cabernet sauvignon sold for $1726.

According to Moss Wood, the 1973 and 1974 vintage is extremely rare with only a few bottles in existence. The price illustrates an increasing awareness of Australian wine heritage and the reality of the secondary wine market.

Vintage sale

Langton’s will be holding its first 2007 vintage, Great Wine Estates of Western Australia en-primeur offer from November 9th to December 10th, 2007.

This novel on-line futures sale is the first of its kind in Australia and promises to attract significant interest from the cream of Australian and International wine collectors.

The sale will include spectacular 2007 en-primeur vintages of Cape Mentelle, Cullen, Devil’s Lair, Leeuwin Estate, Howard Park, Moss Wood, Pierro, Plantagenet, Vasse Felix, Voyager Estate and Xanadu.

On November 9th, Langton’s will offer a list of 2007 vintages from the Great Wine Estates of Western Australia and collectors will have an opportunity to purchase them at a fixed en-primeur “futures” price.

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