If you have ever wondered about the Government Wine Cellars, you should probably read this response to an FOI request:

“The five most expensive wines currently in stock in the Government Hospitality cellar are:
Château Lafite 1998
Château Cheval Blanc 1996
Château Haut-Brion 1996
Château Trotanoy 1998
and Vieux Château Certan 2005.”

“the wines listed ranged in cost from £78.00 per bottle to £132.00 per bottle.”

“The five most expensive wines purchased for the cellar during 2009 were:

Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2006
Château Lynch-Bages 2005
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2005
Château Léoville-Barton 2005
and Vieux Château Certan 2005″

“the wines listed ranged in cost from £57.00 per bottle to £132.00 per bottle.”

It would appear that the “Vieux Château Certan 2005″ is the most expensive as it appears on both lists so it is probably £132 per bottle.

I found a website selling 8 bottles for £1,050 which works out at £131.25 each.