Classic Penfolds Auction 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017 in News
Langton’s Classic Penfolds auction is now live – but only until 9pm Sunday, December 10.
The five highlighted lots below (from the total of 750) in our Classic Penfolds auction illustrate some important points about this unique Australian wine producer.
One is obvious – the status of 1951 Grange, the wine that can be said to mark the beginning of modern Australian red winemaking.
What is now Australia’s most valuable wine was an experiment. It was never commercially released. Indeed, Max Schubert gave bottles away to anyone he thought might understand it. Few did, at the time.
Like the status of the Penfolds brand, or label, which is to be found on red and white wines at every price-point, ranging in status from modest quaffer to international icon. No other winemaker, anywhere in the world, can match this achievement.
Here’s our selection of five lots from this sale, which attracts bidders from all over the world, with price expectations ranging from $50,000 to $50 (and that’s for a magnum!)…