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Judgment of Paris Chardonnay sells for US$11,325

A relative newcomer to wine has completed his collection of the 20 'Judgment of Paris' wines with his purchase of one of the few remaining bottles of 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. Jason Corcoran only began collecting wine 7 months ago after watching the movie Bottle Shock which tells the story of the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting when American wines beat their French counterparts in a blind tasting. Corcoran, a UK based software developer, thought it would be fun to collect the wines and purchased this last bottle at auction for US$11,325 (£7,419).

Corcoran had been googling Chateau Montelena for three months before he found it for sale and says he was prepared to pay a fair bit more than the price he paid. He is still on the lookout for another Chateau Montelena so that he has one to keep and one to drink.