The buyer, not content with his rare half bottle, also purchased a 182-year-old Remy Martin Cognac which costs over $20,000.
The Old Liquors Collection is made up rare and vintage cognacs and is estimated to be worth a whopping $9 million.
Cognac is not the only alcoholic drink to fetch staggering prices. In July 2012 the world's most expensive whiskey ever sold at auction went for $460,000 - it was a single malt whiskey dating back to 1824.
Chef Pierre Troisgros has died at the age of 92. The legendary chef was one of the pioneers of nouvelle cuisine, and at his Maison Troisgros restaurant in Roanne, France, he was able to change French gastronomy.