The world’s most expensive wine is from Australia. And doesn’t pair with Vegemite. At all.

Probably the crème de la crème of fine wine, the 2004 Kalimna Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon is being celebrated by those passionate Aussies in a most attractive fashion.

Upholding their reputation for innovation and experimentation, Penfolds are presenting to the world their extremely limited edition glass ampoule. Sourcing internationally recognised artists and craftsmen and combining skills, they have created a fitting capsule for this extraordinary vino.

The scientific-grade ampoule, made by veteran glassblower Ray Leake provides the ideal environment for wine. Casing the ampoule lovingly, the hand-blown glass sculpture was designed and, well, blown by Nick Mount. Hendrick Foster designed and created the precious metal detailing that adorns the object d’art.

First released in the 1950’s, this Cabernet Sauvignon is deeply connected to the Australian wine culture, and holds a special place in the hearts of Australian, and international wine collectors alike. With only twelve vessels in existence, they’re really rather exclusive, consequently really rather expensive, and thus dubbed World’s Most Expensive Wine, with a price tag of £109,000.

When each bottle is purchased, Penfold’s chief winemaker Peter Gago will fly out to the destination and take part in a special opening ceremony. It has not been confirmed whether or not this will be accompanied by fireworks and a parachuting Queen, but we have  extraordinary high hopes. So much for the Republic.