The World’s 10 Most Expensive Wines

The world’s expensive wines can run the gamut from the modern American to 18th century French varieties that have historians battling over whether its historical significance includes being owned by Thomas Jefferson.  In this article, we’ll  have some fun as we explore some of the most expensive wines in the world.

The World’s 10 Most Expensive Wines

World's Most Expensive Wines

10. 2009 Balthazar –  $4062

The Balshazars are a rare wine that are bottled in extremely limited quantities. They are produced by the Chateau Margaux and, only recently, have been bottled at all. In total, 6 bottles are in existence, and only 3 of them are for sale. The Chateau produced the most expensive bottle of wine, revealed in 2013, a Balthazar costing $195,000.

9. 1865 Chateau Lafite – $4650

For just under $5,000, you can enjoy a glass of wine that is over 150 years old. For the whole bottle you would pay about $24,000. It comes from the Chateau Lafite Rothschld, a wine estate that is located in France and that has been in the Rothschild name since the 1800s.

8. 1990 Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux – $4894

This is another French wine, and it comes from the winery Vosne-Romanee Cros Parantoux. Its maker, Henri Jayer has created innovations to the process of crafting Burgundy wines, and he is also well known for the excellent quality of his Pinot Noir.

7. Krug
 1928 – $17,625

This comes from the Charles Krug winery, a Napa Valley winery from the 19th century. This winery also broke the world record for most expensive champagne sold.

Conti 1990 of Domaine de la Romanee Conti 
                                               Conti 1990 of Domaine de la Romanée Conti

6. Conti 1990 of Domaine de la Romanée Conti – $20,975

Another Burgundy, this is considered to be the finest Pinot Noir in the world, and it is pressed from grapes of the Vitis Vinifera species. The price listed here is the average, but it has sold for as much as $224,900 for a case of 8 bottles in 1996.

5. 1941 Cabernet Sauvignon of Inglenook – $24,675

This bottle was purchased by Francis Ford Coppola in 2004, and this is the highest sum any wine made in America has ever fetched. The Inglenook wines produced between 1934 and 1964 are acclaimed as some of the finest Cabernets.

4. Cheval Blanc 1947 – $33,781

This Merlot has the distinction of having a Class A status in Saint-Emilion wine classification, and is one of only two with such an honor.

1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild
                         Chateau Mouton-Rothschild

3. Chateau Lafite 1787 – $156,450

Produced by the French Chateau Lafite Rothschild wine estate, this wine is purported by some experts, with some disputations, to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson.

2. 1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Jeroboam $300,000

The label on the bottle contains a ‘V’ that signifies the ending of World War II, and this is considered one of the finest wines produced in the 20th century.

1. 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

Created in Napa Valley in small quantities to high demand, this is considered a cult wine.

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