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    200-Year-Old Wine Sells For Record Price


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    A prestigious wine from the Napoleonic era has just set a record price. The 200 year old Chateau d'Yquem has just sold for $123,000, making it the world's most expensive white wine.

    There aren't many wines that come with their own body guard.

    But this isn't just any old drink - it's the world's most expensive bottle of white wine.

    The 200 year-old Chateau d'Yquem was snapped up for £75,000 by French collector Christian Vanneque.

    [Christian Vanneque, Private Wine Collector]:
    "It is like getting acquainted with a lady who is 200 years old and I am quite shy. It is next to me and I just touched it earlier and it is quite humbling. I knew I had Napoleon's height and now I have something from his reign."

    Fine wines have become a hot market for investors seeing an alternative to riskier stocks and shares.

    Last year a 1947 French Cheval-Blanc, sold by Christie's in Geneva for 192,000 pounds.

    Vanneque will put the wine on display in his new restaurant in Bali later this year.

    But in six years time - after a 50-year career as a sommelier - he plans to share it with friends and family.

    Only then will he know whether the 200 year-old vintage has truly improved with age and if it was worth the £75,000 price tag.