The Most Expensive Bottles Of Wine In The World

Bottles of fine wine have withstood two United States recessions and have beaten a benchmark shares index over the past 13 year, according to a study by two economists. Once you see the price tags for these wine bottles, you will have a better understanding how that is possible. here are the world’s most expensive bottles of wine.

1) Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992 | Price tag: $500,000

This imperial (six-liter bottle) of Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992 snagged the highest price ever paid for a bottle of wine. However, the price must be discounted as its purchase was for charitable purposes. But the impressive price tag makes it worth of the list nonetheless.

2) Romanee-Conti DRC 1990 | Price tag: $28,112

A set of eight bottles fetched a staggering $224,900 at an auction in London back in 1996. One of the main reasons for the high price is due to the extremely low yield of soil in the area of France where the wine was produced. it requires three Pinot Noir grape to make one bottle of this wine. The average age of the vines, extending over 1.8 hectares of land, is 53 years.

3) Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 | Price tag: $38,420

There are only about 20 bottles of the 1951 Penfolds Grange Hermitage left in existence today. In May of 2014, a wine collector in Adelaide paid AUS$50,200 for a bottle at an Australian auction house, making it the most expensive Australian wine.

4) Massandra 1775 | Price tag: $43,500

The oldest known bottle of sherry from Russia’s Massandra winery was sold at auction at Sotherby’s London back in 2001. The Massandra 1775 is the most expensive sherry around.

5) Chateau d’Yquem 1787 | Price tag: $100,000

White wine traditionally sells for less than red, but not when it comes to the extremely rare 1787 vintage Chateau d’Yquem, which fetched $100,000 from an American collector in 2006. This earned the Chateau d’Yquem the title of the most expensive white wine.

6) Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1945 | Price tag: $114,614

Back in 1997, a jeroboam of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1954, fetched a price of $114,614 dollars at an auction at Christie’s, London. This wine is considered to be one of the greatest vintages of the last century. The $114,614 price equates to the nearly $23,000 per 750ml.

7) Cheval Blanc 1947 | Price tag: $135,125

This merlot is one of only two wines that have ever recieved the Class A status in the Classification of Saint-Emilion wine. A three-litre bottle was bought at Vinfolio in San Francisco in 2006 for $135,125 ($33,781 per 750 ml).

8) Chateau Lafite 1987 | Price tag: $156,450

The most expensive standard bottle of wine, Chateau Lafite 1787 was bought by publisher Malcolm Forbes in 1985. Many believe that this bottle once belonged to the late President Thomas Jefferson’s cellar, with his initials ThJ etched in the glass. However, its authenticity has been the subject of a lot of speculation, with experts split on the matter.

9) Chateau Margaux 1787 | Price tag: $225,000

Another bottle from Thomas Jefferson’s collection, Chateau Margaux 1787, was valued at an unbelieveable price of $500,000 by its owner, William Sokolin, back in 1989. The high price tag was likely a publicity stunt, however, as it was never tested. When Sokolin took the wine with him to a Margaux dinner at the Four Season Hotel, a waiter knocked the bottle over, breaking it in the process. Insurers ended up paying out $225,000 for the bottle.

10) Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck | Price tag: $275,000

In 1998, two thousand bottles of Champagne were salvaged from a ship, originally destined Imperial Court of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, that had been torpedoed by a German sub during World War I. They have been sold at auctions all over the world as an historic novelty.

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