11. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru
Having its taste improved with various aromas, like honey, orange, and vanilla, this wine received more awards than any other from the region, which probably makes it one of the best wines ever to be made in France.
It was $4.500 worth, but it guaranteed quality, unlike many other wines that are overpriced because of the luxurious package.
10. Krug 1928
2005 was a year when three world records were broken – and everyone was about selling the most expensive wine. That’s how Krug 1928 that came last was called the most expensive bottle of wine sold in 2005 – its price was $21.000. This champagne would probably break the world taste record just like it broke this one.
9. Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Although it was sold back in 2004, this wine held the title of the most expensive American wine ever sold. For $24.000, you get amazing quality, taste and a traditional, yet beautiful bottle you’d want to keep forever. This wine is more than 70 years old; it comes from the time WWII was still on – it’s actually older than many of us.
8. Romanee-Conti DRC
One bottle of Romanee-Conti DRC is worth $28.000. With its average age of 53 years, there’s something else about this wine that makes it so expensive: the soil where Pinot Noir grape wines are produced doesn’t have enough yield in it – so it takes much time and many grape wines to make just a small amount of it.
7. Penfolds Grange Hermitage
We’ve met with America’s most expensive wine, now we’ve come to Australia – the most expensive wine ever sold in this country is more than $38.000 worth.
There are only 20 bottles of it left today, so most of the wine collectors took their chances and bought it on time. Made in 1951, it promises good quality and great taste.
6. Chateau d’Yquem
The most expensive bottle of white wine ever sold is the bottle of Chateau d’Yquem – it fetched the amount of $100.000. An anonymous wine collector from America bought it back in 2006, so we don’t know who owns it – despite having a high-quality taste, its package is also worth much, with Th. J. initials on it.
5. Cheval Blanc
Made back in 1947, this wine is one of the two in the world that earned an A-class status from the experts. The price of this merlot is $135.000 and the taste and the quality of it are not doubtable, unlike its price. But it’s always been like that, the price and the quality come together – you can’t have it both, right?
4. Chateau Lafite
There are so many special things about this wine we don’t even know where to start – it has Thomas Jefferson’s initials on it, it’s made back in the 1787 and sold in 1958 – can you imagine the amount of $156.000 it took to pay for this wine back then? No matter it’s too much to pay for the bottle of wine even now; it’s just a jaw-dropping fact.
3. Chateau Margaux
This wine was never sold – its estimated price was at $500.000 but even before someone had a chance to buy it (no matter how expensive it is), a waiter from one restaurant broke the bottle – so the restaurant had to pay $225.000 for it. I guess we’ll never find out if someone would have actually bought it, but now there’s an interesting story behind it, and that’s irreplaceable.
2. Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck
Here we have another extravagant story – some of the bottles of champagne were saved from a shipwreck king Nicholas of Russia had during WWI. Now they’re sold at auctions for an insane price of $225.000 – which makes it the most expensive bottle of champagne ever to be sold, and it’s no wonder since it’s more an antique than a liquor.
1. Jeroboam of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild
Someone might call this cheating because we’re not talking about a standard-sized bottle, but however – it’s still a bottle of wine, right? Extra-large bottle of Jeroboam of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild was sold for an amazing $310.000, although if it came in the right size it would cost “only” $51.000. Size matters, huh?