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Penfolds' $168K ampoule-wine tentatively sold at LCBO

Penfolds Ampoule Kalimna Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

One of the most expensive bottles of wine in the world has tentatively been sold at the LCBO.

LCBO spokesperson Heather MacGregor said there are still some details to work out before the deal is finalized.

The wine — a Kalimna Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 produced by Penfolds in Australia — costs $168,000.

It comes in an ampoule — a special bottle that doesn’t have a cork — and requires an expert to open it. It’s just one of 12 in the world.

On Penfolds’ website, it said the buyer will get a visit from the company’s wine-making team to open the hand-blown bottle, which comes encased in a metre-high cabinet of Australian eucalyptus wood.

The LCBO received the the bottle in September and put it out as a special offer, which closed on Thursday.

Click here for more information on the wine.