This post is dedicated to wine enthusiasts, hospitality management students and wine lovers in general. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s usher in the most expensive wines in the world.
Sure, not all wines are created equal, but these subtle bottles of the finest and the most exquisite wines are retailing at a price tag much akin to what you’d shed for a decent car.
While the Wine world is full of exquisite wines and expensive wines, here is our list of 5 most expensive wines in the world.
From those who know the basics of wine to the experts of the trade, there is still a lot to explore when we are discussing wines.
Without much ado, here’s the list of the most expensive wines across the globe.
The wine experts have a list of their own and like Cars, there can’t be a definitive list of the most expensive wines. However, the below five seem to be undisputed members of any most expensive wine list.
And, these are on this list for a reason as they have specific traits, made from exquisite grapes and aged with great care as mentioned perfectly in the blog post of Winefolly. Now back to the list!
Conti Romanée – Domaine de la Romanee- Cote de Nuits- Conti Grand Cru, France
French never disappoint when it comes to all things culinary, and this wine bottle is a surefire manifestation of their mastery in winemaking.
Believe it or not, this wine goes for something between $13,500 all the way to $90,550 for a bottle!
It’s for this reason that the Domaine de la Romanee wine blend is one of the most expensive red wines in the world.
Conti Romanee has been a part of most of the expensive Burgundy wine auctions in the USA and around the world.
This includes the ones organised by Acker Merall & Condit; the oldest rare wine merchants of the USA where Don Scott’s Romanee Conti made headlines.
3 bottles were sold at over $50,000 in the auction last year and these were not even the rarest Conti Romanee.
Chateau Margaux, $225,000
Chiming in at position two is Chateau Margaux.
Did you know Chateau Margaux still churns out wine to this date?
This company which is somewhat synonymous with rich yet good wines have managed to stay true to its reputation over the years.
An 1875 Chateau Margaux wine bottle that was discovered on a wall in Paris raked in a whopping $512,000.
Impressive, right? On average, however, Chateau Margaux wines go for $225,000.
Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992
Screaming Eagle auction went down a different road, giving all the proceeds to charity.
This 6-litre bottle produced in 1992 fetched the highest price ever shed for a bottle of wine.
There are a couple of other variants of this Cabernet Sauvignon which are no less in repute and cost.
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 rang the bell at an astounding $500,000.
That‘s right – half a million US dollars! Since the price tag might have been biased as it was meant for charity, the third position isn’t too shabby.
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951
Australian winemakers have established themselves over the years to become a formidable force to reckon with in the winemaking arena.
And, Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 carries the title of “the most expensive Australian red wine” without a doubt.
Grange is one of the rarest and most well-aged wines of Australia. One of the regular members of any list the most of expensive wines.
First public tasting of Penfolds Grange happened in 2012 when these bottles were opened for tasting after 6 decades of ageing- as quoted by the Herald Sun.
Retailing at $38,420, this is certainly one of the most expensive wines in the world.
$100,000 – Chateau d’Yquem 1787
You have to give it to the French; they sure know how to make the finest and most sparkling wines and caviar.
Chateau d’Yquem 1787 is easily one of the most expensive white wines in the world.
Typically, red wine cost a tooth over their white counterparts, but this wine certainly brings white wine A-game to the list.
Chateau d’Yquem 1787 attracted a $100,000 price tag from an unknown American collector back in 2006.
Wrapping it up
Here you go, a few of the world’s most expensive wines. Hope you found the list informative and interesting.
If you thought you are a lover of expensive wines, the post might have ignited some fresh desires.
We will be adding more to the list in future updates.
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