The Penfolds' Ampoule
Peter Gago, Chief winemaker at Penfolds, discusses his re-corking clinic and the $168,000 wine ampoule
- Duration 13:34
- Date Sep 20, 2012
Peter Gago, Chief winemaker at Penfolds, discusses his re-corking clinic and the $168,000 wine ampoule
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-- Wednesday so we have to talk about -- why wouldn't he why -- Even though we can drink it we will we will.
Make you feel like you almost are and I tell you what today what an honor to have believe it or not like the world's greatest wine maker here today and at that's credit -- -- got out here with us right now pencils at you have to tell -- on how you got that title could bits like.
There's no better you where you go from here.
Well -- -- very lucky tanning and it's it's cool book but why make this -- -- -- a contract it's blocked the football is football but the great thing about the award is its -- great award from winemakers around the world.
And the institute of masters of wind quite incinerated -- out of London's ice anyway.
Norman I hit it facilitated with drinks business magazine in London -- is truly global and there are stranded at the picked it up we feel very very humbled.
Especially right because.
Typically you would think oyster -- -- Italy plays France France -- and the old will -- -- -- -- well it's now here's Australia right up front again -- and now has on the map for awhile now especially with.
-- -- -- -- -- -- And people think even that info it's only been around detained 15100 views weeping in business -- -- -- 160 height and files and there are older -- right senate.
Eats new -- will perhaps not new world.
What is new and different before we talk about what you brought what is different in the wine business today -- you saw you've seen over your career.
We'll just I -- the truth globalization of the industry here I am to dying in Manhattan and we are just come out during lunch from -- and we'll talk -- at the plaza.
And united next week will be in another country it's a true global wooed and -- -- set.
We not a painful to -- won in the Sydney will now open and markets now across China across Europe.
Truly global and you know instant film and you and I were just talking before we started it's it's.
It's almost like golf people talk about -- all the time and it's funny because I know lots of people.
Find out if first tell you -- -- I think a lot of people think they know a lot and there's a lot of you know bragging about what kind of bottles are in the wine -- these days -- date.
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One make is this a touch of balcony just a touch of science -- a touch of lots of things that.
Mother nature really Dixon assignment really -- Australia has been so big with the Shiraz grapes because of mother nature right because the soil the weather.
Center of at least four -- South Australia where I come from my I live in that -- the capital of the site we the driest continent sap the strength of the dries -- in the driest continent.
With a -- to dominant rightful ideally suited for -- growing.
So you know it's very very -- that we have Granger in the Rodney period when event.
If anything just things we -- beautifully we had some of the oldest funds on the planet some of the most ancient soils so even -- well on selected -- -- -- were in the you know not in hundreds -- 800 that.
We're a long line away and we could have ran and won nineteen culture and it's gripe with -- that selling it to the world so let's talk about what you've brought us the greens this by far the most popular.
But the oldest.
Will one of the oldest ones this -- it's been made uninterrupted the last six stake -- And the great thing about crying when you know I think -- what -- An accident uninterrupted well every you would release the wind have.
Hasn't been -- mixes with some of the great wines all that might be very cool vintage and the wind is declassified and not replaced.
We've been able to put display and to get that across every single consecutive the instant.
It but not -- since the early 50s19 -- -- -- We have one's going back into the 18100 spit at this what what what we -- -- flagship level.
It could use every year that quality is very very difficult very difficult.
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And that's a little bit up and down depending on the year whereas with grange we can sort of shop around because it has its its crowd mostly.
Mostly with a little bit of cabinet somebody explained that the -- -- network and -- And different -- is phenom Steve from -- times.
Almost at times -- right.
The stylistic template that we -- crying what is -- dialect is kind of fun.
Well -- should release in this country now is around 500 dollars American.
Thought they get more and more valuable at the time and in fact that sounds -- -- of saying some of the ones -- nearly fifty cent tens of thousands of dollars coming off its content type.
So that brings us a year -- -- event here now so deep because again.
People collect -- -- -- actually these days but many will argue gives me a better return than half the things I -- the stock market consulates there there's something to be said about it and there are still lots of people out there who have wine cellars wine collections.
So if I have a -- of pencils at home and I can bring it to.
Your record -- event today at the walled off.
Yet at well at that at the -- -- I guess getting.
It's a free service we've been doing these completely -- that's terrific to begin.
And -- painful great wine that's fifteen years or older is eligible.
If not just grange had been sadness and -- and I guess an honorary.
Entry level Koonunga -- all the way through as long as -- fifteen years or older -- The winds coming in there -- sense -- -- opening we opened we put in an inert gas to protect the wine in the -- -- during the assessment.
If the wind is as it should -- for Becky and vintage.
It's talks grange we'll talk granny.
We -- that we see now we -- -- -- for the world all the time.
OK so you because you are the world's greatest -- yeah.
You are sitting very -- -- is that the death at exactly where the wind should be depending on the that you're indeed should.
The style yes and it's not just myself.
The nine and had -- and testing -- -- one night with me from Australia.
But we just finished the program across -- -- -- with up to 21 news.
I -- -- -- three solid guys that we coking.
My fat that's up to 21 means the interest is fighting -- fact that everything is that.
But and the wind memory and act like he -- -- out people who know the winds into the plate and we didn't like the cool because we have to sign -- and solidify the ball films.
If they're not as they should day we don't sit at Democrats and that -- as they are a lost a lot is depending upon the country depending upon a time that some -- -- -- -- -- -- Or without provenance is its own about how the ones that and stole the show that it -- the temperature right evil look he also likes to chat apps -- of that.
And so that's your fault if that was written to went so if the wind -- certified -- it's -- want -- all it wants to be drinkable but not certifiable.
And we do this in conjunction with Christie's said everything's watched.
Everything is monitored it -- to the -- banks have been doing this around the little -- -- -- in Houston Texans.
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You know you have this collection I have this -- next twenty years only going to get it recertified and it's not good.
In -- it often times people have that a witness I think had a -- that they would have written some of them are wonderful market -- the clinic.
Yes so some of the time there there isn't that expectation I just want a new -- they want the assessment.
Whereas other times it'll come in with thousands and thousands of bottles some of them some will come mean bearing single ball -- and.
Quick friendly hand across friendly aliens -- -- grandparents coming with grandchildren if you get forty tool to equal but times.
-- -- should logically it's a great study is you know he drinks while that is and -- and it does run the -- these days are at -- Talk about and I'm not gonna save rapidly that it's the -- -- that you as a painful and -- -- -- of a wine block 42 cabinet he.
And actually looking out in the -- society of South Australia.
This particular thing was planted in the mid 1990s.
And the Kevin -- science -- of the -- violence that are producing free two day laugh.
And we encapsulated.
This -- in 2000 full well the 2004 and an age.
-- -- -- -- -- -- So the -- -- cool -- -- screwed cat it was nice -- to continue looks like he's so I watched the making of it on -- resume YouTube video let's watch it is stunning why did you decide to do this.
What we wanted to create a -- time capsule and at the same time with a -- that people handling this to be opening -- lights it.
The salute this -- seeing the lovely cabinet.
Truly is something that visual is just so wonderful.
-- at the same time that contain these -- is not a 100 point line.
It is the world's oldest continuously producing Kampman being out there were so many things attached to it specifically block 42 -- old I'm blended fuel unadulterated.
Free health and -- 2004 was that just a stunning here we very rarely -- this wine is the single thing on one it's usually.
So the essence of block 42 guys -- the summit that if the winds.
About six times across the line seventeen years we've made a single thing odd line and for the fist time -- that would be -- -- We can capture -- -- only twelve units now you haven't -- the -- which is a little bit over the top.
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And -- only twelve for any twelve produced an all committed for yet one size and then museum the other eleven already -- And around the world in the Europe in China and not exciting and those eleven when entry that.
Well this would be another thing to watch for is -- the pitch -- process myself.
Or -- you can -- -- on make -- flying anywhere in the world to openly and fuel.
With the time extends Kara old sue for sneaked yes.
We have a.
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B is cool well we don't know I guess I need time will tell.
That encapsulated in -- and kill it is a -- -- shall.
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OK so let's go to the -- eight over to the other side of the spectrum because you do have wine.
That people -- in the store.
I absolutely entry level all the way through to what we collect flagship section on Yahoo! sure has -- -- -- put -- by -- was that by cases and he can sell of that line.
There's nothing better than buying Nick Price we teach themselves how line I decided the time.
It is not wonderful deny you can -- ones that go the distance that's not just it -- little been set and I sit and listen on morning.
In feet at the last Koonunga -- sure -- had had been twenty -- -- you can pick up less than fifty dollars a bottle.
By it carries put seeks a way.
Drink the most for the next twenty years watched government -- with them and the -- ponder the lending crisis with winehouse that is interest in the book hasn't been written yet to be that we we -- with the office on site at least some vocal some blind date Lisa story.
And people who I'll telling you we -- people don't have much stifled them for the last one I had been.
So funny you know I've met so many businessmen now who had become or made an attempt to become.
Why makers go out by vineyards and and that's that they love what they do it again you know the first thing they say -- No this is an ever -- you I have a spreadsheet I got to show you.
But a wine person cannot wait to share a glass of wine with you that passion for -- -- that I did see I mean even regular.
You know people like me that are trying so hard to learn.
He and look into the living bit often cited people do you really any need to process of flying to Phoenix finished.
And you prefer one to the other urinal and I think one expect out of fear in the industry you need to descriptive teenage the background of what it.
But a drink it just needs to -- out there how to get better and we'll athletics a racially that I think.
You know you need to content and a friend -- -- -- little bit more magazines are great reference books and all the rest and I think the more you taste with guidance.
To -- and oftentimes not.
What Eli can deadline that -- the issues what you'll arrive shortcomings -- -- ice there.
If it's that it's a continuum and it -- -- this learning about.
I wish this segment could never stopped but -- -- -- we have to go.
Thank you for bringing all this for telling us these amazing stories for teaching us -- to come back in any city court that I had a guy that can work now yeah.
Let's go to record over at the at the plot of the plaza have anybody's at home with -- -- and votes.
An American -- of the world's greatest what what is your actual title had felt -- -- I like that that's.
Yeah not a clear why I have that -- -- and I don't I think yes thank you go to the line about.