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MELBOURNE puma fenty bow sneakers womens , July 21 (Xinhua) -- A 66-year-old bottle of Australian wine has sold for more than 41,000 U.S. dollars in Melbourne, it was confirmed on Friday.

The bottle of 1951 Penfolds Grange Hermitage was auctioned off by MW Wines on Wednesday night with an unnamed collector taking the piece of history home for 41,110 U.S. dollars.

The vintage, Penfold's first, was produced by Max Schubert puma fenty fur slides womens , the prestigious company's chief winemaker at the time, and was never made publicly available.

It is believed that around 1,800 bottles of the wine were produced, 20 of which still exist today. It is the first sale of the 1951 wine since another bottle was sold for 39,870 U.S. dollars in 2004.

Nick Stamford, managing director of MW Wines puma basket heart denim blue , said it was a "staggering" price for "a piece of history."

He said that the wine had been tasted by Schubert in 1993 and Penfolds' current chief winemaker in 2012 who confirmed it was still in excellent condition.

"The 1951 is now quite notorious for many of them being not in great shape for drinking. Some are fantastic, but very variable. There is the old saying -- there is no great old wines, there is just great old bottles," Stamford told Australian media on Friday.

"Some bottles still have fruit sweetness and flavor length. Largely the wine has a dull tawny color and skeletal palate structure with little flesh and fading tannins," he said.

"I would imagine this one's going to be part of history rather than being drunk. It's an investment," he added.

Penfolds is Australia's best-known winemaker with vintages regularly being sold for thousands of dollars despite some experts disputing that it's Australia's best wine.

"While it's an iconic style of wine puma suede heart satin grey , it's a style a lot of people, including myself, don't particularly enjoy," Ian McKenzie, director of The Wine Society, said.

"There are and have been better wines than Grange but (Grange) has the cachet with the consumers and the collectors and that's why the price holds up."

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