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3 May 2012 Rare single bottle of Vin Jaune set for auction

Later this month, a 240-year-old bottle of Vin Jaune will be put up for auction at Christie's, with wine investment experts already suggesting that it will carry a £30,000 hammer price.

The single bottle of 1774 Vin Jaune, which hails from the Jura region in France, is expected to sell for between £27,220 and £34,025 at Christie's in Geneva, Switzerland.

The bottle has been kept in mint condition since the 18th century by virtue of the fact that it has been stored in a vaulted underground cellar in Arbois in France.

Michael Ganne, head of the Christie's Geneva wine sale, observed that the rare bottle is "probably the oldest unfortified example of what is to be still an astounding wine and another true rarity for wine lovers and connoisseurs".

The bottle is set to be put up for auction at Christie's on May 15th at an event that is sure to attract the interest of wine investors everywhere.

Posted by Paula Henderson

 Category: Wine investment

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