Most Expensive Bottles of Wine!!!
Around 234 million hectoliters of wine are consumed worldwide.
However, while people do buy popular and new wines in the market, some enthusiasts also pay a hefty amount to try the most expensive bottles of wine in the whole wide world.
Nothing satisfies your taste buds like a finely aged bottle of wine paired with wine food like cheese or meat.
You don’t have to be a sommelier or a collector to admire a fine bottle of vintage wine.
You can always enjoy a fine bottle of wine, but these are not just your ordinary wine. They come with a hefty price tag to soothe your taste buds.
|1. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1945)||$558,000|
|2. Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (1992)||$500,000|
|3. Château Mouton-Rothschild (1945)||$310,700|
|4. Chateau Cheval Blanc (1947)||$304,375|
|5. Shipwrecked Heidsieck (1907)||$275,000|
|6. Château Lafite-Rothschild (1869)||$230,000|
|7. Chateau Margaux (1787)||$225,000|
|8. Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon (2004)||$168,000|
|9. Chateau Lafite (1787)||$156,000|
|10. Penfolds Grange Hermitage (1951)||$142,131|
|11. Chateau d’Yquem (1811)||$117,000|
|12. Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru (2015)||$101,260|
|13. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru (1937)||$73,228|
|14. Rose Gold Dom Perignon (1996)||$56,679|
|15. Massandra Sherry de la Frontera (1775)||$43,500|
|16. Royal Tokaji limited edition Essencia (2008)||$40,000|
|17. Royal Tokaji limited edition Essencia (2008)||$40,000|
|18. Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese||$27,346|
|19. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru (2015)||$20,829|
20. Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux (1999)
|21. Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru (1992)||$14,105|
|22. Cheval Blank St-Emilion (1947)||$13,009|
|23. Leroy Domaine d’Auvenay Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru (2007)||$12,765|
|24. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru (1994)||$10,911|
|25. Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Les Beaux Monts (2015)||$8,493|
|26. Ne Oublie’ Tawny Port||$8,239|
|27. J.S. Terrantez Madeira||$8,228|
|28. Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese (1959)||$7,640|
|29. Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese (2005)||$6,079|
|30. Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru||
|31. Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese||$4,982|
|32. Cristal’ Gold Medalion’ Orfevres Limited Edition Brut Millesime (2002)||$4,938|
|33. Liber Pater Blanc||$4,391|
|34. Domaine Leroy Les Vignerondes||$4,113|
|35. Taylor Fladgate Limited Editions (1863)||$4,082|
|36. Armand De Brignac Ace of Spades La Collection||$3,559|
|37. Coimbra de Mattos Valriz Very Old Tawny Port||$2,864|
|38. Seppeltsfield (1921)||$2,200|
|39. Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Eiswein Lange Goldkapsel (1983)||$1,782|
|40. Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Beerenauslese (1971)||$1,415|
40. Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Beerenauslese (1971)
This wine is sharp, with a lot of minerality and well-balanced acidity. The intense mix of sweet fruit tastes in the rich Beerenauslese includes peach, pear, and nectarine notes.
Moreover, this vintage is rich and complex, with a lingering finish.
Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Beerenauslese, 1971, costs $1,415.
39. Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Eiswein Lange Goldkapsel (1983)
This vintage features special notes of exotic fruit, honey, and mango, as well as subtle earthiness.
The creamy palate is followed by a crisp finish and a long-lasting taste.
JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Eiswein Lange Goldkapsel, 1983 has a price of $1,782.
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38. Seppeltsfield (1921)
The Seppeltsfield Centennial Collection is the world’s longest continuous lineage of single vintage wines, stretching over 130 years. It costs $2,200.
It’s a rich brown with a brilliant amber tint. Roasted hazelnuts, ground nutmeg, and cinnamon bark give it a lift and a strong scent.
Moreover, the best Grenache and Shiraz Parcels from the Seppeltsfield estate vineyards are chosen and designated for the Centennial Collection productions.
37. Coimbra de Mattos Valriz Very Old Tawny Port
Since the 18th century, the Ayres de Mattos family has been farming grapes and producing wines ranging in price from $5 a bottle to this fine wine.
This is a rarity within the Coimbra de Mattos inventory, with an average price of $2,864.
Moreover, it’s considerably sweeter at first, then finishes with a ton of intense acidity.
36. Quinta do Vallado ‘ABF’ Very Old Port (1888)
The Vallado ABF 1888 wine was introduced in 2006 to commemorate Quinta do Vallado’s 300th anniversary. It’s yet another pre-phylloxera wine from 1716. It sells for $3,468.
The name ABF refers to the farm’s current owners’ ancestor, António Bernardo Ferreira I, who purchased Quinta do Vallado in 1818.
35. Armand De Brignac Ace of Spades La Collection
Armand De Brignac Ace of Spades La Collection costs $3,559.
Each collector edition box contains six Armand de Brignac cuvée.
This collection was limited to 300 pieces and featured one of Blanc de Noirs’ most valuable bottles.
Furthermore, this package contains the champagnes Brut Gold, Brut Green, Rose, Demi-Sec, Blanc de Blancs, and Blanc de Noirs.
34. Taylor Fladgate Limited Editions (1863)
It costs about $4,082. Taylor Fladgate is one of Douro’s most prestigious port houses. Taylor’s Single Harvest 1863 is a one-of-a-kind piece of wine chosen from the firm’s stock of extremely rare and precious cask-aged Ports.
Taylor’s Single Harvest 1863 has been aged in oak barrels for over a century and a half and has attained an unusual degree of depth and detail, as well as a vibrancy and freshness uncommon in a wine of this age.
33. Domaine Leroy Les Vignerondes
Domaine Leroy Les Vignerondes costs $4,113.
It is exceptional, with a deep fragrance of black fruits, hoisin, smoked duck, and rich spice leaping from the glass.
Furthermore, the wine is intensely concentrated, full-bodied, and abundant on the tongue, with great, added texture, fine-grained tannin chassis, and a lengthy, salty finish.
32. Liber Pater Blanc
Liber Pater Blanc costs $4,391.
Originally, micro vinification processes were used to make the Liber Pater wine. The wine was fermented in 100 percent new French oak barrels from Cadus (50%) and Remond (50%). Maceration takes a lengthy period in most cases.
To expose the fruit as organically as feasible, Loic Pasquet ceased aging the wine in wood. Instead, Liber Pater decided to mature the wine in the one amphora they had.
31. Cristal’ Gold Medalion’ Orfevres Limited Edition Brut Millesime (2002)
Cristal’ Gold Medalion’ costs $4,938.
It is Louis Roederer Champagne House’s signature wine. This house-style Cuvee is produced with equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, with a tiny bit of Pinot Meunier mixed.
Honey, roasted hazelnuts, citrus, and chocolate are subtle scents in the 2002 limited edition.
30. Markus Molitor Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
This exquisite wine costs $4,982.
Caramel, honey, smokey wood, and dried fruits define the aroma of this wine. It has a great taste with caramelized fruits, fatty dried mango, and a robust and expansive feel.
29. Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru
This wine has an average price of $6,015.
It’s a post-World War II vintage that’s noted for its full-bodied flavor character. Yet, each year, just 700 bottles are produced, which might be the reason for the expensive price tag.
28. Joh. Jos. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese (2005)
This vintage has a golden hue and a strong spicy fragrance. The richness of this wine is lifted by a subtle minerality that reflects the region.
The intense yet well-balanced acidity is complemented by grapefruit and yeast flavors.
The 2005 JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese costs $6,079.
27. Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese (1959)
This is a rare and valued Riesling wine created from hand-picked grapes.
The outcome is a wine with a smooth texture, lemony acidity, and significantly high well-balanced sugar levels.
JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, 1959 has a price of $7,640.
26. J.S. Terrantez Madeira
J.S. Terrantez Madeira costs $8,285.
Terrantez is an off-dry wine with a subtle freshness and lightness to it. The wine has light aromas, nearly a subtle lemon zest, and freshness, yet the depth and delicacy of a Madeira wine.
25. Ne Oublie’ Tawny Port
W & J Graham’s Ne Oublie’ Tawny Port, Portugal, costs $8,239 a bottle.
This exceptional wine was part of a trio of barrels that date back to Andrew James Symington’s arrival in Portugal in 1882 when he founded Symington Family Estates.
This is one of W & J Graham’s most significant productions.
With notes of caramel, honey, sweetness, orange zest, marzipan, apricot, and almond flavors, this superb wine gets sweeter with age.
24. Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Les Beaux Monts (2015)
The palate has a wide range of tastes, including herbal, spice, and dark cherry fruit. It has a price of $8,493.
The rich, generous flavors have depth, with firm, ripe tannins and a delightful freshness to balance them off.
It’s a wine made to age and has the potential to grow in grandeur and become much richer in the coming decades.
23. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru (1994)
The price of 1994 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru is $10,911.
Romanee-Conti Montrachet is the single white wine in the DRC stable
However, DRC only makes a limited amount of this wine, bottling about 250 cases per year.
Fragrances of rich mineral spice with notes of orange flowers and star anise characterize the 1994 Montrachet. With notes of nuts and spices, this full-bodied white wine has a smooth texture and perfect length.
22. Leroy Domaine d’Auvenay Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru (2007)
Leroy Domaine d’Auvenay Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru has a price of $12,765.
Domaine d’Auvenay is a winery in the Cote de Beaune region of France.
The combination of rich fruit, acidity, and minerality in the 2007 vintage is exquisite. Rock and coastal fruit, white pepper, sweetness, buttery, and citrus are among the notes of the wine.
Cure meat, soft and mild cheese, and Shellfish pair well with the wine.
21. Cheval Blank St-Emilion (1947)
It is regarded as the most excellent Cheval Blanc of the twentieth century, with a rich and exquisite flavor to match.
But, unfortunately, only 110,000 bottles were produced, and only a few have remained until this day. It costs $13,009.
The wine looks pretty thick, which sometimes is mistaken for oil.
Fruitcake, chocolate, leather, coffee, and Asian spices dominate the aroma. The richness and texture of sweet fruit are incredible.
20. Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru (1992)
Joseph Leflaive, a professional engineer of the French “Genie Maritime,” created the Domaine Leflaive in the 1920s.
It has a hefty price of $14,105.
Domaine Leflaive produces Chardonnay from four premier and grand cru vineyards.
The aroma of the 1992 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru is excellent, with citrus, buttery, and yeast characteristics. In addition, it has a refreshing acidity that leads to a lengthy aftertaste.
19. Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux (1999)
Henri Jayer is the world’s 19th most expensive bottle of wine and is frequently connected with burgundy and champagne. It costs $17,651.
The aromas of wood, earth, and minerals are found in each sip of this wine. Despite its powerful qualities, it has a smooth texture.
18. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru (2015)
Georges Roumier created the Domaine in 1924 and started bottling the wines in 1945. Domaine Georges Roumier is known for making some of Burgundy’s (French region) most costly and well-regarded wines. It costs $20,829.
The wine has a fruity aroma.
Furthermore, this wine has smooth, velvety tannins on the palate and should be cellared for at least 5-10 years to get the best taste.
17. Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese costs $27,346.
Since 1797, the Egon Müller estate has been in the Müller family’s possession.
Egon Müller, a great winemaker, created stunning Rieslings amid the Mosel’s high, slate vineyards. Riesling is the only grape varietal used by Weingut Egon Müller.
The platform for rich smells of citrus, beeswax, and petrol is a golden hue with a dark silver ring.
White peach, apricot, and lemon zest are on moderate plus, velvety-textured flavor. Furthermore, aromas and flavor combinations are in a well-balanced mix of silky smoothness and tangy acidity.
16. Royal Tokaji limited edition Essencia (2008)
Royal Tokaji limited edition Essencia costs $40,000.
This wine is created from grapes that have been infected by the noble rot fungus (botrytis cinerea), which gives the aszu berries depth and texture.
Moreover, it smells like ripe peaches, honey, spice, and ginger. Furthermore, this is a full-bodied dessert wine with a focused taste and tight sharpness.
15. Massandra Sherry de la Frontera (1775)
Massandra’s Sherry de la Frontera 1775 is one of the oldest wines. Also known as the Massandra Sherry 1775, it is 239 years old.
It’s also the world’s most expensive bottle of sherry, with a bottle fetching $43,500 at a Sotheby’s auction in London in 2001.
The bottle comes from Ukraine’s Massandra Winery, boasting a massive collection of over a million vintage wines.
14. Rose Gold Dom Perignon (1996)
Rose Gold by Dom Perignon costs $56,679.
Dom Perignon is a well-known champagne brand. The Rose Gold is champagne suited for any wine drinker, as it is only created in special years and small numbers.
Fruity flavors are complemented by smoky undertones in this deep and rich wine. Moreover, the champagne’s bubbles make the dark berry tastes leap around your mouth.
13. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru (1937)
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru is one of the most expensive bottles of wine, costing $73,228.
This wine was named the Most Important Wine by Acker Merrall and Condit wine auction house.
It has the scent of rose, mint, spice, and jasmine. Moreover, the taste has subtle hints of mint, anise, wax, menthol, and citrus.
Moreover, it has medium-intensity flavors and a well-balanced finish.
12. Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru (2015)
Domaine Leroy is a winery in the Cote de Nuits Burgundy, France, that produces a variety of Pinot Noir wines from some of the world’s most famous vineyards. It costs approximately $101,260.
The 2015 Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru is an exceptional wine with raspberry, rose, cherry, and spice notes.
Furthermore, the taste of this red wine is multifaceted, with satiny tannins.
Despite the wine’s strength and richness, it has the elegance and finish of a superb Burgundy.
Only two barrels of Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru were produced in 2015.
11. Chateau d’Yquem (1811)
At a London auction in 2011, Chateau d’Yquem became the most expensive bottle of white wine ever sold.
Sommelier Christian Vanneque bid the outrageous amount of $117,000 for the wine. He apparently wanted to drink it on the 50th anniversary of his wine profession.
The previous record mark was set in 2006 when a 1787 vintage from Chateau d’Yquem sold for $100,000.
10. Penfolds Grange Hermitage (1951)
Penfolds Grange is a well-known Australian wine brand. It’s a blend of Shiraz grapes with a smidgeon of Cabernet Sauvignon. It sold at auction for $142,131.
The brand’s producer, Max Schubert, developed a product that eventually became the Hermitage 1951.
In the 1950s, he toured across Europe and returned to Australia to begin to use the wine-making processes he had seen in Bordeaux.
9. Chateau Lafite (1787)
This bottle of 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux, often known as The Billionaire’s Vinegar, was possessed by Thomas Jefferson and auctioned for $156,000 at auction in 1985.
Even though it was sold more than 20 years ago, there is still controversy about its legitimacy.
It was purchased by publisher Malcolm Forbes and had the letters ThJ carved in the bottle, which is said to be those of former President Thomas Jefferson.
8. Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon (2004)
The 2004 Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon from Penfolds, one of South Australia’s oldest wineries, costs $168,000 a bottle. This Cabernet Sauvignon comes in a one-of-a-kind package.
The Cabernet Sauvignon ampoules come in a container that can only be opened by snapping the end off.
A winemaker will assist the customer when he opens the ampoule of Cabernet Sauvignon to ensure it is handled right.
7. Shipwrecked Heidsieck (1907)
A ship sunk by a German submarine during World War I revealed 2,000 bottles of Heidsieck champagne from 1907.
Before being hit by a German submarine in 1916, the ship was intended for the Imperial Court of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, who had hired a Swedish freighter to transport wine and the 1907 Heidsieck champagne.
Its shipment sank to the seafloor for more than 80 years until being discovered in 1998 off the coast of Finland.
Ever since, the bottles have been auctioned off for their historical importance at numerous auctions across the world, with each bottle fetching $275,000.
6. Chateau Margaux (1787)
This Chateau Margaux, formerly owned by US President Thomas Jefferson, ended up with William Sokolin, who assessed it at $225,000.
Château Margaux, also known as La Mothe de Margaux, is a Bordeaux wine estate that was one of four wines designated as a premier cru in the Bordeaux classification of 1855.
After bringing the bottle to the Four Seasons for dinner one evening, a server knocked it over and shattered it.
Insurance companies eventually paid out $225,000, making it the most expensive bottle ever.
5. Château Lafite-Rothschild (1869)
Baron James de Rothschild purchased the château in 1868.
1869 is the first vintage under the Rothschild family.
This is, without a doubt, a famous wine which is among the most expensive bottles of wine.
A private bidder paid $230,000 for three bottles of the 1869 vintage at a Hong Kong auction.
4. Chateau Cheval Blanc (1947)
Some consider the Chateau Cheval Blanc to be the greatest Bordeaux ever made. Chateau Cheval Blanc is ranked as the Premier Grand Cru Classe (A).
In 2010, a Christie’s auctioned it off for about $304,375.
3. Château Mouton-Rothschild (1945)
One of Bordeaux’s first growth wines, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, is located in southwest France. It is among the most expensive bottles of wine from France.
A bottle of 1945 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, a red wine mix from Bordeaux, France, is one of several significant artifacts in The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
A wine collector paid $310,700 for this outstanding vintage at a Christie’s auction in 1997.
2. Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (1992)
Because of the modest numbers of Screaming Eagle Cabernet made, the wine from the Screaming Eagle winery in Napa Valley, California, has acquired iconic status.
The 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon, which went under the line for $500,000 at a charity fundraiser in 2000, startled wine enthusiasts.
The wine has an opaque purple hue with a fantastic aroma of jammy blackcurrants and toasted wood. However, on the tongue, the wine exhibits even more depth than the aromatics suggest.
1. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (1945)
A Sotheby’s auction in 2018 featured two bottles of 1945 Romanee-Conti. With just 600 bottles made for the 1945 vintage, this was already a unique wine fresh off the vine.
It is among the most expensive bottles of wine ever sold in an auction.
The Robert Drouhin collection’s single bottle went for $558,000, making it the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold.
A second collector from the United States paid $496,000 for a second bottle of the same wine, shattering all prior records except the one that had just been achieved.
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