This vintage bottle of Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild 1869 become the world’s most expensive wine, sold for a record price $232,692 at Sotheby’s wine auctions in Hong Kong. Lafite came top of the first official quality-based classification of Medoc wines in 1855. The chateau was bought by Baron James de Rothschild in 1868, and bottles have since been labeled Lafite-Rothschild. The auction house held a record wine sale that brought 5.4 million Hong Kong dollars (US$8.4 million).
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