Wine has been around for a while, and it’s always been pretty expensive, but as new technologies and techniques came about, the price has shot up.
Looking to pick something different to show off, or to impress people with, then one of these bottles will make a great addition to your wine collection.
That’s about double what they sold it for a year earlier, which makes sense, considering that most new devices use more powerful, and more efficient, chips.
*Note: This information was correct at the time of publication.
The 20 Most Expensive Wines In the World
This list of wines and figures was compiled by looking at various online sources, such as Beautiful Life & Finances Online.
When you look at the list of the 20 most expensive wines in the world, the names of the wineries are mostly French, as they are the countries that produce the most expensive wines in the world.
20. Screaming Eagle Sauvignon Blanc – $5,850
Our top wine is the most expensive Sauvignon Blanc in the world – Screaming Eagle Sauvignon Blanc. It comes in a 2.7 litre bottle and costs $5,850.
It is a small town in the United States which is located near Rutherford and Yountville.
Â In a secret cellar, a small selection of wines is produced for its loyal fans who have been following the grape varietals from its birth.
19. 1949 Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru – $5,921
The wine produced here is not sold to the general public, only through a few very select restaurants around the world.
This is a great wine, because it was made after the war and was made from the remnants of the old wine. It was made to be affordable and would thus be more desirable to the consumer.
18. Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru 1990 – $7,447
After the 1949 Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru had its reputation tainted, the previous 1949 Domaine L. Roumier Grand Cru was slightly more expensive than the 1949 Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru.
The grapes are harvested by hand from the Chambertin vineyards, which is very exclusive and expensive.
It has a rich, deep scent of plums, red cherries and spices and is the eighteenth most expensive wine in the world!
17. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru 1990 – $11,720
The Le Musigny vineyard only produces 380 bottles of this vintage wine, ensuring its exclusivity.
The hot summers warmed up the grapes, thickened their skins, and gave them concentration and flavour.
As such, if you’re looking for a particular kind of wine to pair with game birds, then a Chateau Lafite Rothschild is the proper choice.
16. Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese – $13,615
Made by German producer Egon Muller, the Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese with a price tag of $13,615 is the most expensive wine.
This wine is best known for having its floral notes, lime syrup taste and texture, and also a deep intense impression when you drink it.
I love this wine because it’s a great value and it goes well with everything. I really like to drink it with roasted meats, it’s versatile.
15. Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru 2012 – $14,450
The Grand Cru has great aromas and an intense taste. It is a very elegant wine with an almost creamy texture.
[Note from the author]: While not technically a “grand cru” region, the vineyard known as Grand Cru is just outside the vineyard at the very edge of the village, and is planted to the same grapes as the vineyard above. If you visit, be sure to try both!
Because the state’s reputation alone is worthy of the price, then it makes sense that we would sell this wine according to the state’s reputation alone.
But the heat in the tail-end of the summer of 2012 gave the wine, this wine, such high demand that it can demand such a high price.
14. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru 1990 – $21,200
Romanee-Conti is often compared to Chateau Lafite Rothschild because the wines are so similar.
If you’re looking for an up and coming wine country, you’ll want to venture to Napa Valley because of the beautiful scenery, cool weather and good wine.
Although an excellent wine for its time, this wine suffers from poor bottle quality.
13. Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 – $38,000
The first wine on the list is called Grange Hermitage 1951. It’s from Australia. Penfolds makes great wine, and its from Australia.
The wine is among 20 bottles which are sold in limited quantity. It’s the most expensive wine in the world.
The Hermitage is a rich, full-bodied, medium-bodied wine that has a strong focus on the flavours of red fruits, black fruits and spice with hints of pepper and chocolate.
12. Chateau D’YQUEM – $117,000
A bottle of fine French wine costs over $400! But that’s only the beginning. The next bottle holds a Guinness World Record for most expensive bottle of wine ever sold.
The wine got sold at an auction for $ 117,000 by Christian Vanneque, a world-renowned wine connoisseur.
It has so huge a price tag because it was harvested in 1811 at the Chateau d’Yquem, which was such a good harvest that many people claim it to be the best white wine ever created.
11. Romanee Conti 1945 – $123,900
The most expensive wine on the menu, the Romanee Conti is a white Bordeaux, created in 1945 by the winemaker in the Château, the most important, and most expensive vineyard in the vineyards of the appellation.
In order for the vineyard to be able to sell wine again, they still needed to make 700 bottles.
I guess you could consider this part of the original collection. But as you know, you are very limited in terms of what you can actually do with this kind of money.
10. Cheval Blanc St-Emilion 1947 – $135,125
One of the most expensive wines on earth was sold for $135,125 dollars in 2006. This wine is of Bordeaux vintage and hails from the commune of Chambertin.
The label itself is a portrait of the man himself.
His name is Château d’Yquem.
His name is Château Margaux
He is the most expensive ever made.
His name is Château Lafite.
He is the most inexpensive ever made.
They produced only 110,000 bottles and only a few of them survived.
This is the Cheval Blanc 1947, the best wine in the world from 1947, the best wine in the world, the best wine in the twentieth century.
9. Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux 1999 — $136,955
Wine can be a bit more useful when it comes to gifts, as it generally takes up less space than whiskey or beer. Not to mention in most cases it is more economical for your friends and family when it comes to alcohol.
The case of Cros Parantoux that sold for $136,955 after Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong is in a lot of wine bottles.
It was made in the heart of French wine region, Bordeaux, and it sure made her extremely happy.
8. Chateau Lafite 1787 – $156,450
L’Esprit de Lafite is made from grapes brought back to England’s Château d’Yquem in 1787 by the first Marquise de Lafite, Marie-Josèphe, and is considered by many wine aficionados to be the wine of kings.
“I believe” comes from a statement he made: “…I believe it is the duty of a true friend to be concerned for his friend’s well-being”.
In the 1980s, the owner of the wine shop Malcolm Forbes bought the Chateau Lafite 1787. It is the most expensive wine in the world.
7. Ampoule from Penfolds – $168,000
Wine bottles that cost $168,000 must be extraordinary.
Penfolds is a winery of high standards, which are achieved by their excellent marketing, packaging, and use of traditional winemaking techniques.
You break off a piece of wood and you are ready to taste.
Now that you have tasted the wine, we would like to thank you for your time and we hope to see you all again soon.
6. Chateau Margaux 1787 – $225,000
After finding the bottle, the wine has not been tasted, and the people who were present at the time of this incident are not ready to drink this wine. The wine was found in an unlocked room in a Four Seasons Hotel in the Dominican Republic.
It was sold at an auction for $35,000. It was also the most expensive wine unsold and is thought to be another bottle from Jefferson’s collection.
The house was originally priced at $500,000, however, it was valued at only $225,000. This is because the house was insured for a mere $225,000.
5. Chateau Lafite 1869 – $230,000
The wine bottle caused quite a stir, as well as quite a bit of interest.
Auctioneers, who thought it would only sell for $8,000, were surprised when an Asian bidder claimed the top prize.
In Asia, the Chateau Lafite 1869 has gained a reputation as one of the rarest of the world’s great wines. So people will pay as much as they have to to secure this wine.
4. Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck – $275,000
In the late 1960’s, a couple of young winemakers in California believed that great wine came from great grape, and set about to prove it. Their goal was to produce Pinot Noir from a single clone, and find that clone.
The wine was shipped from France to Canada, but was caught in a sinking of a German submarine in the First World War during the First World War. The wine remained at the bottom of the ocean for over 80 years.
wreckage was found in 1997, 2000 bottles saved.
The $275,000 price tag is quite insane, but the fact that it’s only a prototype, well, that makes sense.
3. Cheval Blanc 1947 – $305,000
This wine is considered to be one of the most expensive wines on earth. It retails for about two hundred dollars.
This “best Bordeaux ever made” is very rare, and I have also seen a great deal of speculation that it was purchased by the French government. However, this is all conjecture.
Chateau Cheval Blanc is a winemaker with an impressive history. Considered to be one of the most important wineries in the world, Cheval Blanc is known for its powerful wines from the classic Bordeaux wine region. Cheval Blanc offers a wide variety of wines from the Grand Cru Class A region, as well as numerous lesser known Bordeaux vineyards.
2. Jeroboam of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1945 – $310,000
It comes from the vineyards of the richest family on earth and it is no surprise it has such a high price tag.
The wine was created by the owners of the Bodega San Lorenzo in San Fernando de Béjar, Spain. The design of the label represents the victory of the Allied forces in the Second World War.
It’s possible that you can afford to buy a bottle, but you want to try a glass instead.
Yeah, but you won’t know who is one of the top 5 until you get there.
1. Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992 – $500,000
The most expensive wine in the world is a bottle of Dom Pérignon, which is the most expensive bottle in the world.
It cost around $100,000 to make. Most of the grapes were imported from Chile. Most of the wine was sold to a charity, and the rest was auctioned off.
It has a slight sweet aroma with blackcurrant, a little bit of oak and a dark purple.
Wines with prices that seem astronomical in today’s market are usually the ones that cost the most to produce.
Wine has the power to create many memories, but only a few wines can create memories as special as yours. With that said, please post a review of this wine on our website, and let us know what it’s like to drink it.
To find out which wines are the most expensive ever made in the world, we turn to David Schildknecht and his book, “The World’s 50 Most Expensive Wine Lists” – out now!
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