10 most expensive wines in the world
What are the 10 most expensive wines in the world: here are the bottles with dizzying prices
Auctions relating to the sale of fine wine bottles have always been a useful parameter to allow enthusiasts and professionals to photograph the state of the art of world wine production, but also to study fashions, trends and tastes of the greatest collectors of the planet.
The lockdown originating from the health emergency has further increased the turnover of the various auction houses, resulting in the achievement of very good figures even for a single bottle. Those can hardly be oredered in a typical drinks shop online.
In recent days, the news concerning the sale by Sotheby's of two prestigious cases of Chateau Cheval Blanc in 1947, which reached the remarkable figure of 400,000 pounds, which brings the valuation of a single bottle to 22,000 pounds. But if you think this could be an expensive purchase, it is perhaps worth taking a look at the updated ranking of the most expensive wines in the world, a top ten characterized by the presence of many French wines but also some surprises.
The 10 most expensive wines in the world
- Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti Grand Cru 1945 - $ 558,000
- Cabernet Sauvignon by Screaming Eagle, 1995 - $ 500,000
- Chateau Cheval Blanc, 1947 - $ 304,375
- Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru, 1990 - $ 244,000
- Chateau Margaux, 1787 - $ 225,000
- Penfolds Kalimna Block 42 Ampoule, 2004 - $ 168,000
- Chateau Lafite, 1787 - $ 117,000
- Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes, 1811 - $ 117,000
- Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet, 2010 - $ 116,000
- Bordeaux by Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1945 - € 84,191
A ranking monopolized by France but with some surprises, with an obligatory mention for the wines on the podium, starting with the Chateau Cheval Blanc, a Merlot of extraordinary purity and an important vintage, whose price is determined by the size of the bottle, one methuselah (therefore 6 liters) equivalent to eight standard-size bottles.
In second place is Screaming Eagle's Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that for some years has received the highest scores from experts, but the price of which was also conditioned by the fact that the bottle in question was the protagonist of a charity auction.
Finally, in first place, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti Grand Cru 1945, a label that has always been considered the most prestigious and which in this particular case has seen its value increase thanks to two factors, the vintage and above all the rarity of the product. In fact, only 600 bottles were marketed, helping to make this wine precious to say the least.