There is much more to a bottle of most expensive wine than meets the eye, during the 80’s Malcolm Forbes, the billionaire, paid around 150,000 dollars for a single bottle of most expensive wine at an auction. The bottle was believed to have been part of Thomas Jefferson’s personal collection dating at least two hundred years back. It was being displayed under heavy lights. Which eventually resulted in the cork falling inside the bottle. The most expensive wine lost all its value and was consequently thrown away.
10. Chteau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac 1996 – approximate price $287
It is said the good luck is nothing but being at the right place at the right time. In the midst of the eighteenth century, a politician in France was being shipped off to another place. Before embarking on the journey, he visited a doctor who advised him to have Lafite most expensive wine as a medicine or a tonic. The politician enjoyed it a lot and offered a few bottles to the king. Soon, this wine became the most sought after in Versailles. It was also nick-named the most expensive wine of the King. The wine is very dark and offers several aromas including minerals, black currant and mint. It is very flavorful with a silky texture. The flavor sticks to the mouth long after the bottle is finished.
9. Chteau Margaux 1995 – approximate price. $400
The color of the fine is very dark – almost black. However, it doesn’t taste like ink. There are many passionate fragrances including blackberry, cassis and minerals. It is a smooth and racy item which is very comprehensive yet extremely simplistic in its fruit structure. The vineyard is around a thousand years old and is considered the master of the craft. All the versions of this most expensive wine are very costly.
8. Chteau Haut Brion Pessac-Lognan 1982 – approximate Price. $528
What distinguishes this most expensive wine from the rest of its peers is that it’s being produced by the world’s oldest Bordeaux. It was established in 1550 by Jean Pontac who created it from scratch. Very soon after establishing it, he opened a tavern in the city of London for the purpose of serving his wine. He became an instant success. It is a red vintage which is still remarkable and youthful which holds its own very easily and smoothly among all the other brands. The drink is a mature blend of all the best aromas that you would love.
7. Chteau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 1986 – approximate price $592
Almost everyone remembers Lafite Rothschild. This remarkable drink originated from the same family’s English branch during the mid 19th century. They were the first ones to use the labels that were especially designed by artists like Picasso, Chagall and Warhol after the Second World War. It is widely regarded as one of the top ten wines in the world. The taste of the wine would allow you to recall the aromas of spices, raspberries and chocolate. The aftertaste remains in the mouth long after you are finished with the bottle.
6. Chteau La Mondotte Saint-Emilion 1996 –approximate price. $608
The Neipperg family bought the La Mondotte at the same time when they bought Clos de l’Oratoire and Canon la Gaffelire. This made this tiny vineyard become the second fiddle for quite a few years. However, in 1996, La modette became mature and came back into the wine scene with a bang. This is an exotic and very fruity wine with an exceptionally lengthy finish. People often compare it to Le Pin.
5. Chteau Valandraud Saint-Emilion 1995 – approximate price $668
This is a vineyard which is considered as one of the most significant garage wines. In fact it is as important to wine as the micro breweries are to the beer. Like La Mondotte, it only spans over a tiny piece of land where owners work their best to produce one of the finest drinks. The Valandruad has around 10 tiny pieces of land which total around thirty five acres. This is a rare wine which is made with extreme care which reflects in its price. It’s very rich and spicy structure is defined by firm tannins. It is bolder than other vintages.
4. Chteau LatourPauillac 1990 –approximate price $774
Regarded as one of the finest vineyards in the whole of France, it also produces the finest three Pauillac available in the market. This great vineyard is based on the rich and fertile soil on which the grapes are grown. A popular wine magazine selected it as the best wine of 1993 giving it a perfect score. The finale is the masterstroke of this great vineyard which offers flavors like chocolate, cherry and roasted fruits.
3. Chteau Le Pin Pomerol 1999 – approximate price $ 908
The Thienpont family’s Chteau Le Pin venture is another garage wine. In an average year, they produce about 6,000 bottles of this fine Pomerol on five acres of land. It is truly one of the most illustrious wines to come out of Bordeaux. Its fullness comes from the downy levels of mocha, black cherry and currant flavors. It’s a favorite of serious wine collectors.
2. Petrus Pomerol 1998 – approximate price $ 1,459
During the late president Kennedy’s era, this was considered the favorite drink of the white house. The name is actually Chteau Petrus but it is generally referred to as Petrus. It is an extremely fruity drink with suggestions of berry, mocha, vanilla and oak. The drink is truly exquisite.
1. Dom. Romane Conti 1997 – approximate price$ 1,540
This is a French Burgundy that reminds you of spices, leather and berries. It is extremely dark in color with hints of different flowers and Soy Sauce. The rich and youthful aroma penetrates but stops short of being profound.