£122 for an Australian shiraz? I really can’t get my head around release prices these days...The BBC wrote:More than A$1m ($1.07m; £664,000) of wine has been destroyed in a forklift accident in Australia.
The 2010 Mollydooker Velvet Glove shiraz sells for A$185 a bottle ($199; £122), the AFP news agency said.
"When they opened up the container they said it was like a murder scene," [winemaker, Sparky Marquis,] said. "But it smelled phenomenal."
Thinking about it, though, I’m not surprised that there haven’t been more Port-related total wipe-outs, considering the small size many Vintage Port bottlings and the rather haphazard nature of many Port cellars, particularly the old ones in Gaia. I suppose there was that batch of Terra Feita that Taylor’s lost during the landslide, but that must be quite an extreme example!