St. Anton am Arlberg in a Bottle — 2000 Chateau Chevel Blanc


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | January 19, 2014      

WildSnow.com is doing quite well these days. Arlberg is fun. As a celebration, we bought a special bottle of backcountry wine at the Hospiz Alm and had a toast to our continued success. Far be it that the grape came dear, it was worth every euro cent.

Myself in full formal wine tasting rig.

Myself in full formal wine tasting rig, appropriate for St. Anton am Arlberg. The cellar does celebrity portraits for their hall walls; I was honored with this one. Honestly, I was still wearing ski boots when the photo was taken.

As they say, dress (or, drink?) for success, and what better place than the Hospiz Alm wine cellar at St. Christoph in the Arlberg, Alps.

As they say, dress (or, drink?) for success, and what better place than the Hospiz Alm wine cellar at St. Christoph in the Arlberg, Alps?

Selecting something to have with dinner.

Selecting something to have with dinner. The cheap 40,000 euro bottles were like a contamination.

Chateau Chevel Blanc Grand Cru Classic year 2000, an optimally affordable 80,000 euros a bottle.

Our choice for a table wine was easy. Chateau Chevel Blanc Grand Cru Classé year 2000, an optimally affordable 80,000 euros a bottle.



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10 Responses to “St. Anton am Arlberg in a Bottle — 2000 Chateau Chevel Blanc”

  1. Lee January 19th, 2014 3:21 pm

    Bought my house for less…much less! But how can you put a price on a great bottle of wine? Super choice, great investment, just don’t drink it!

  2. Billy Balz January 19th, 2014 6:20 pm

    You are off by a decimal place or two and it’s still not worth it… Cheval Blanc is awesome, but Costco has stuff at $10/Btl that will make you happy. Carpe new skis.

  3. Lou Dawson January 19th, 2014 11:44 pm

    We asked what the most expensive bottle was. They said the one I snapped the photo of was 80,000 euro. Or should it be 8,000 and they are over charging?

  4. Rafal January 20th, 2014 7:19 am
  5. Phil January 20th, 2014 9:03 am

    €800.00, perhaps?

  6. Wookie January 20th, 2014 1:20 pm

    Navinum – a great wine app- has it for 6000 euros in a store here in Munich, but 600 euro or so on auction at various sites.

    The app pops up automatically when you look at a picture with a label, as in your photo.

  7. Rod January 20th, 2014 7:34 pm

    Cheval

    No matter how you spell, a fantastic wine.

    And like all things in short short supply, the 1.3 billion chinese will drive the prices really high.

  8. louis dawson January 21st, 2014 12:20 am

    Sounds like the guy in the cellar was yanking my chain a bit. Though it is the jumbo sized bottle so keep that in mind. Also, is it possible another year is more pricey and I photographed the wrong year?

  9. Billy Balz January 21st, 2014 4:40 am

    2000 is an extremely expensive vintage….and if the bottle was a double magnum or jeroboam it can get much more expensive…if there was a 1982 large bottle, it could have been 80k euros maybe

  10. Jonh January 21st, 2014 5:10 am

    It’s still expensive at 600 Eu… A glass is about 100 eu if you make 6 out of the bottle…
    And you should have shave the moustache for the picture! 😉

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