Looking for a nice bottle of wine to go with a posh dinner? If you are you might want to avoid these ten bottles of wine unless you are a millionaire because they are the most expensive bottles of win the in entire world…
10 – Romanee-Conti DRC 1990 (Highest Price Paid: £20,723)
Wiki Info: Romanée-Conti is an Appellation d’origine contrôlée and Grand Cru vineyard for red wine in the Côte de Nuits sub-region of Burgundy, France, with Pinot noir as the primary grape variety. It is situated within the commune of Vosne-Romanée and is a monopole of the winery Société Civile du Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which takes its name after this vineyard.
9 – Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 (Highest Price Paid: £28,321)
Wiki Info: Penfolds Grange is an Australian wine, made predominantly from the Shiraz grape and usually a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is widely considered one of Australia’s “first growth” and its most collectable wine.
8 – Massandra 1775 (Highest Price Paid: £32,066)
Wiki Info: The winery was founded by Knyaz Lev Golitsyn in 1894 under the aegis of Czar Nicholas II. In 1922, in the wake of the Russian revolution, the winery was nationalized, and it was protected by a law passed in 1936 that offered state protection to its cellars. The guestbook of the winery was stolen by Nazi occupiers during the Second World War.
7 – Chateau d’Yquem 1787 (Highest Price Paid: £73,716)
Wiki Info: Château d’Yquem is a Premier Cru Supérieur wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region in the southern part of the Bordeaux vineyards known as Graves. In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Château d’Yquem was the only Sauternes given this rating, indicating its perceived superiority and higher prices over all other wines of its type.
6 – Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1945 (Highest Price Paid: £84,489)
Wiki Info: Château Mouton Rothschild is a wine estate located in the village of Pauillac in the Médoc region, 30 mi north-west of the city of Bordeaux, France. Originally known as Château Brane-Mouton, its red wine was renamed by Nathaniel de Rothschild in 1853 to Château Mouton Rothschild.
5 – Cheval Blanc 1947 (Highest Price Paid: £99,609)
Wiki Info: Château Cheval Blanc is a wine producer in Saint-Émilion in the Bordeaux wine region of France. As of 2012, its wine is one of only four to receive the highest rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé status in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine, along with Château Angélus, Château Ausone, and Château Pavie.
4 – Chateau Lafite 1787 (Highest Price Paid: £115,329)
Wiki Info: Lafite was one of four wine-producing Châteaux of Bordeaux originally awarded First Growth status in the 1855 Classification, which was based on recent prices. Since then, it has been a consistent producer of one of the world’s most expensive red wines.
3 – Chateau Margaux 1787 (Highest Price Paid: £165,861)
Wiki Info: Château Margaux, archaically La Mothe de Margaux, is a wine estate of Bordeaux wine, and was one of four wines to achieve Premier status in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855. The estate’s best wines are very expensive, with a standard-sized bottle of the Château Margaux grand vin retailing at an average price of £470.
2 – Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck (Highest Price Paid: £202,720)
Wiki Info: In 1838 after several disagreements, the three nephews decide to part ways. Henri Louis Walbaum (1813-1883) continued the business alone, joining forces with his brother-in-law Auguste Heidsieck (1796-1870). The company name, therefore, changes to “Walbaum Heidsieck & Co.”
1 – Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992 (Highest Price Paid: £368,663)
Wiki Info: Screaming Eagle Winery and Vineyards is a California wine estate producing limited amounts of varietal wine; due to the small quantities produced and high prices commanded, their wines are considered cult wines. The winery is located in Oakville, California, north of the town of Napa in the Napa Valley.