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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Becomes Most Expensive Wine Ever

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Becomes Most Expensive Wine Ever
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Becomes Most Expensive Wine Ever

You might assume that the world’s priciest wine has been sitting in a cellar for many years gathering its unique properties, yet we now know differently after a recent auction in New Orleans.

The Carnivale du Vin annual charity wine auction led to the sale of a 2015 cabernet sauvignon created by celebrity winemaker Jesse Katz, with the standard size wine bottle sold for an eye-popping $350,000.

The bottle was not purchased by a single buyer,  bur rather a group of friends who teamed up with a private wine collector to bid the record amount. The winemaker is the youngest Head Winemaker in the US and has his own vineyard which boasts a long list of celebrity clients.

This 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon was created for Shep Gordon, a Hollywood talent manager, who donated the bottle for the auction.

Despite its prestigious price, the wine bottle itself is relatively minimalist, with a simple white label featuring a name “The Setting”, a drawing of Shep Gordon and his signature in addition to the year, vineyard and type of wine.

Founded by renowned US chef Emeril Lagasse, Carnivale du Vin has raised over $20 million for a range or children’s charities over the years.