World’s Oldest Bottle of Wine

On a visit to the Bahamas, which was orchestrated by Bahamas Tourism, I had the opportunity to stay in one of the most unique hotels in the world, the Graycliff in Nassau. The history in this old school hotel is palpable, but never more so than when you tour the hotel’s wine cellar.

A sommelier’s dream come true, the Graycliff collection is practically without rival, exemplified by the fact that they own the most expensive bottle of wine in the world.

The bottle in question, a 1727 Rudesheimer Apostelwein from Bremen Ratskeller in the “Rheinghau” region of Germany is priced at $200,000 and is one of the most rare wines in the world. In case you were wondering, it is still drinkable because of the high sugar content inherent in an ice wine.

The Graycliff is a feast for all the senses and their attention to fine wine and dining is what sets them apart from more “mainstream” properties.

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By: Mike

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7 Responses

  1. RumShopRyan

    Way to bring back the memories Matt. That tour was something special and so was the Graycliff.


    • Mike

      Ha! My pleasure, it was a great place

  2. Texas City Hotels

    Wow, I was there too! Simply amazing! It reminded me of that movie, A Good Year, with Russel Crowe and Marion Cotillard:)

  3. LeslieTrip

    They didn’t give you a sip? 😉 I wonder what it tastes like… that’s a very, very long time for a wine to be sitting around!

  4. Tripwriticus

    Many years ago I was a guest at the Ratskeller in Bremen. There are still casks filled with this wine. Bottles with that wine are rare though. So getting in touch with such a bottle is a great moment for sure. Thanks for sharing this moment with us.

  5. Dylan Rainwalker

    Awesome story that is both incredible and a bit sad that a bottle of wine should wait so long to be enjoyed.

    Cheers! 🙂

    • Mike

      Ha! I couldn’t agree more Dylan


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