Famous Wine and Most Expensive Whiskies From The Vineyard
Those with a concupiscible palate for wine agree that it is the vineyard where great wine is made. Some key factors noted to go into successful vineyard management include the following:
– An ongoing business relationship with the vineyard manager. It is important to have frequent dialogue with the vineyard manager about various aspects of vitaculture. Be supportive as well as on a fact-finding mission.
-Selecting a distinct site for the vineyard that is conducive to nature. Hilly terrain, sunshine and sandy soil are three favorable characteristics.
-Continually apply knowledge of viticulture to the utmost in vineyard management.
-Consideration of soil, clone, variety, root-stock and row orientation.
When discussing famous wine, great wine or even iconic wine, the term, terroir, may be noted. One dictionary source defines this as, “The complete natural environment in which a wine is produced, including factors such as soil, topography, and climate.”
A second definition, “The characteristic taste and flavor imparted to a wine by the environment in which it is produced.”
Since the mid 1800s when a classification standard was established to determine new iconic wines, these were selected on outstanding quality, taste, body and international recognition. It was this final factor, international recognition, that classed products as Iconic Wines.
Two notable wines from that period were Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau ChevalBlank. Though not internationally known, regional wine production came from Australia starting in the 1930s with the Mount Pleasant Wines from the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. Wine consultant, Omar Khan, is cited in a 2015 “Forbes Magazine” article to believe region rather than international status defines a wine’s icon status. It may be both a famous wine and legendary wine in its vicinity.
Today, Spain, Italy and America are among the top countries producing wine on the international front. Arguably, the following could be new iconic wines, famous wine and a great wine. From Italy, Biondi would be a front runner; from Spain, Marques de Murrieta; and from the USA, Bonny Doon would be a leading choice. A “trophy wine” may have cult status but use overly ripe fruit, higher alcohol content and display minimal regional typicity.
Most Expensive Whisky
|The Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside – Highlands, Scotland||Highlands||2,044th||$73,328|
|Karuizawa Samurai Cask ‘Collection Set’ Thirty Year Old Single Malt Whisky, Japan||Japan||20,862nd||$57,459|
|The Macallan Lalique VI 65 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside – Highlands, Scotland||Highlands||2,046th||$48,861|
|The Macallan Lalique IV 60 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside – Highlands, Scotland||Highlands||131st||$43,205|
|The Macallan Lalique 55 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside – Highlands, Scotland||Highlands||12,147th||$42,896|
|The Macallan Lalique 62 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside – Highlands, Scotland||Highlands||1,417th||$39,758|
|The Macallan Anniversary Malt 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside – Highlands, Scotland||Highlands||7,371st||93||$34,470|
|The Balvenie 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside, Scotland||Speyside||900th||$33,414|
|The Macallan Millenium 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside – Highlands, Scotland||Highlands||12,236th||$31,950|
|The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside, Scotland||Speyside||15,630th||$29,836|
|The Yamazaki 35 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, Japan||Japan||6,036th||$29,311|
|Gordon & MacPhail Generations Mortlach 75 Years Old Single Malt Whisky, Speyside, Scotland||Speyside||8,756th||$28,919|
|Johnnie Walker 1805 The Celebration Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky, Scotland||Scotland||12,815th||$27,891|
|The Glenlivet ‘The Winchester Collection’ 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside, Scotland||Speyside||3,388th||$24,785|
|Bowmore 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Islay, Scotland||Islay||5,962nd||$24,630|
|Glenfiddich Rare Collection 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside, Scotland||Speyside||3,300th||92||$24,060|
|The Macallan Fine & Rare Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside – Highlands, Scotland||Highlands||807th||$21,390|
|Hibiki 35 Year Old Blended Whisky, Japan||Japan||4,929th||$19,175|
|Highland Park 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Orkney, Scotland||Orkney||2,662nd||$17,890|
|Karuizawa Fight Club Collection Vintage Single Cask Malt Whisky, Japan||Japan||53,719th||$17,524|
|Glenfarclas John Grant 60 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside, Scotland||Speyside||14,769th||$16,608|
|Karuizawa Five Decades Single Malt Whisky, Japan||Japan||6,436th||$15,743|
|Karuizawa Vintage 40 Year Old Single Cask Malt Whisky, Japan||Japan||42,916th||$13,518|
|Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare Macallan Aged 42 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside, Scotland||Speyside||15,139th||$13,443|
|Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant ‘The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee’ 60 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside, Scotland||Speyside||62,729th||$11,720|