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Top 30 Most Expensive Wines in the World

Top 30 Most Expensive Wines in the World

Did you know how much does the most exquisite wine cost? If you are looking forward to building an impression for your guests at the dinner table, you can show off a little extravagance by spending a minimum of $6000 just to consider buying one. Yes, you read me right. That’s the minimum estimated price of the most expensive wines in the world.

You can add a few more noughts to make the figure somewhat look like this- $500,000. These expensive varieties of wine can cost you a whopping $500,000 and that too for a single bottle. Likewise, there are myriad varieties of wines in the market, which can simply jerk your brains off with the price tag. The older the wines get, the most expensive they stand out to be.

In this article, we have been able to compile 30 most expensive wines in the world that can keep your imagination haywire.

1. Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992

Price- $500,000

Top 30 Most Expensive Wines in the World

Starting off the list is the most spectacular sauvignon blanc, that can cost you up to a good $500,000. This imperial bottle of the most excellent Napa Valley wines contains 6 litres of pure bliss. Despite being the most expensive among the hotlist, it is among the most sold bottles per year.

If you are lucky enough, you can grab a 750-milliliter bottle for a lesser price. However, current vintages can still be pricey. It is a bottle of unfiltered wine, aged in 60% new oak, and turns out rich purple. The mild taste of oak blended with the aroma of jammy blackcurrants is worth the price.

2. Jeroboam of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1945 

Price- $310,000

Top 30 Most Expensive Wines in the World

This item is among the wealthiest family on the planet, and thus the price of $310,000 is not a surprise for the wine lovers. This pure wine hails from the vineyards of Nathaniel Rothschild, and in current time, a real wine lover knows the value of this vintage of the last century.

It smells of dry mint, vanilla, dry green moss, and dry pine needles. Your taste buds would be ecstatic to feel the real essence of dry soil, sweet dried cherries, and raspberries. The victory of the Allied Forces is symbolized by a ‘V’ on the bottle.

3. Cheval Blanc 1947

Price- $305,000

Top 30 Most Expensive Wines in the World

Coming in the list next is another piece of excellence from Chateau Cheval Blanc. It escorts back to the year 1947 and is the proud recipient of the improbable Premier Grand Cru Classe (A) rank in the collection of Saint-Emilion, which was held in the year 2012. It was regarded as one of the finest Bordeaux ever made on the planet and was sold for $305,000 in an auction that justified the unbeatable flavor.

It is one of the most significant reasons Cheval Blanc is still regarded as one of the most dignified and prestigious winemakers in the globe.

4. Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck

Price- $275,000

Top 30 Most Expensive Wines in the World

It might be a crazy idea for many people to pay $275,000 for a bottle of wine. But the unique history of its discovery can justify the price well. In 1916, the ship carrying this variety of wine sank to the ocean bottom and remained there for more than 80 years.

In 1997, the wreckage was rescued with 2000 intact bottles of wine. So whenever you gulf a drop of this wine, you would feel that incredible historical aspect swirling down your throat and you may boast about owning a bottle of this heritage. Every drop of this wine has a story to tell.

5. Chateau Lafite 1869

Price- $230,000

Top 30 Most Expensive Wines in the World

This bottle of explicit wine created quite a storm in the Hong Kong auction. When all the auctioneers anticipated an amount of $8000 for this bottle, an Asian bidder raised its worth to $230,000.

In Asia, a bottle of Chateau Lafite 1869 is rare to see. Thus they decided to bag this rarest collection for their territory. This fact was unknown to the rest of the auctioneers, and they didn’t know what they let go. Auction of this variety of wine created history, as hardly people knew how rare it was.

6. Chateau Margaux 1787

Price- $225,000

Top 30 Most Expensive Wines in the World

This bottle of wine can no longer be yours or mine at any value of money. Unfortunately, this bottle has a tragic destiny. William Solokin owned this bottle of wine and priced it at $225,000. This bottle was carried to a Four Season Hotel to cater some royalty to a grand dinner.

Sadly the waiter bumped against the bottle, and bits of wine and glass pieces were all Solokin left with. Though he was compensated by the insurance company that never brought him back this bottle of undiscovered taste, his taste buds might have craved for a drop of this eternity but sadly was deprived.

7. Ampoule from Penfolds

Price- $168,000

Top 30 Most Expensive Wines in the World

An extraordinary bottle of this wine can cost you up to $168,000 and your taste buds to jump out of ecstasy and richness of the wine. Penfolds happens to be the most famous winery in South Australia. It does not hold an interesting history of its creation like others, but it stands strong for the brand reputation and assures you of a wonderful experience.

These ampoules are devoid of any cork or screwcap and reveal a fine work of excellence. You can taste the wine only after breaking the wooden cabinet, which holds this wine in a glass prism container.

8. Chateau Lafite 1787

Price- $156,450

Top 30 Most Expensive Wines in the World

This bottle of wine again has a pathetic end. It was discovered some 200 years later in Paris after the death of its owner Thomas Jefferson. A bottle of this wine was handed over to Malcolm Forbes, in a publishing mogul in the year 1985 for $156,450. It was dubbed as the most expensive standard bottle of wine in the entire globe.

To display this extravagant bottle of royalty, Forbes placed this bottle under a glass case and set halogen spotlights to highlight this beauty. The cork, already placed at an incorrect angle, eventually dried out, letting the bottle shatter into pieces, leaving behind nothing but the riyal liquid all over the floor.

9. Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux 1999 

Price- $136,955

Top 30 Most Expensive Wines in the World

This wine is more like a bargain for the buyer as he bagged not just a single bottle, but the entire case of wine for $136,955. This historic bargain took place at Christie’s Hong Kong sale of royal wines. It is where the whole stock of Cros Parantoux was sold for $136,955. It hailed from the core of the Burgundy wine region in France and is one of its kind.

The enriched taste and exclusive aroma drive the nasal veins insane. I am sure you won’t mind paying this worth in return for such a delightful taste.

10. Cheval Blanc St-Emilion 1947

Price- $135,125

Top 30 Most Expensive Wines in the World

Occupying a top place in the list of world-class vintage wines, this wine variety is among the two wines declared as Class A status in the grand classification of Saint-Emilion Wine in the year 2012. No less than 110,000 were produced, and hardly any bottle still survives.

The luxurious taste and the sensual aroma is just what royalty means. Its uniqueness has put this wine variety in auction grounds. However, the year of its production witnessed bad weather and many technical faults, which created a taste that, could never be replicated. The exclusive taste is worth the $135,125 price.

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