10 Most Expensive Bottles Of Wine
The 10 Most Expensive Bottles of Wine run on the low range from $23,929 all the way up to $500,000. Some of us complain about the price of wine at the grocery store and others would not even blink at paying $500,000 for a collectors bottle. Maybe since wine is in literature, art and myth everyone wants to have a part in it. Below are the 10 most expensive bottles of wine.
- Chateau Lafite 1787: Added to the Forbes collection for $160,000 makes Chateau Lafite one of the most expensive bottles of wine. The wine was not purchased for it's flavor but rather because of former president Thomas Jefferson's initials are etched on the bottle.
- Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1945: Sold at Christie's London in 1997 for $114,614 makes Cheateau Mouton Rotschild one of the most expensive bottles of wine. This wine was claimed to be harvested under all the correct conditions giving it an astounding blackcurrant flavor.
- Chateau d Yquem 1784: As another one of the most expensive bottles of wine, Chateau Yquem sold at Christie's London for $56,588. This bottle of wine also is said to have former president Thomas Jefferson's initials etched on the bottle.
- Massandra Sherry: Sold at Sotheby's London in 2001 for $43,500 make Massandra Sherry one of the most expensive bottles of wine. Bottled in the Crimea and prized by Russian Czars, Massandra Sherry is one of the oldest among the Western European kind. The most rare bottles contain the Imperial Seal.
- Romanee Conti: A set of eight bottles were sold for $224,900 or $28,112 per bottle making Romanee Conti one of the most expensive bottles of wine. The set was sold in 1996 at Sotheby's London.
- Le Montrachet: Sold at Sotheby's New York in 2001 for $23,929 per bottle make Le Montrachet one of the most expensive bottles of wine. This wine is known to taste of honey and grilled almonds.
- Cheval Blanc 1947: At $33,781, Cheval Blanc 1947 is also one of the most expensive bottles of wine. The wine is said to have a thick consistency and smell like a combination of leather, coffee, chocolate and tastes like a sweet fruit.
- Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951: A prized Australian wine which sells for $38,000 makes, Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 one of the most expensive bottles of wine. 160 cases were produced by Australian winemaker Max Schubert and bottled in whatever bottles could be found at the time.
- Screaming Eagle 1992: Sold at a Napa Valley Auction for $500,000 makes Screaming Eagle 1992 one of the most expensive bottles of wine. The wine was purchased by Cisco Systems for a charity event. The wine is said to be creamy and rich with fruity flavors that linger in the mouth.
- Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1941: At $24,675, Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is also one of the most expensive bottles of wine. This particular wine from Napa Valley is considered the finest wine ever produced in the Valley. The Cabernet has a dark and intense color with a very vibrant flavor.