Which Wines are the Priciest on the Planet?October 17, 2014
Wine is one of the most sought after substances on the planet. It has been around for many years and has been enjoyed by many. Whether you collect rare wines or just enjoy an expensive wine, you should know which are the most expensive. Here are a few of the most expensive wines found across the globe.
Royal DeMaria – $30K
This Canadian wine is actually an ice wine. It’s produced after the grapes have been frozen on the vine. This gives it a sweeter taste and makes it more like a dessert wine. One of the bottles from the winery sold for $30K back in 2006.
1787 Chateau d’Yquem – $100K
This French wine is one of the most expensive white wines every sold. It went for a little more than $100K during a private transaction a few years ago.
1787 Chateau Lafite – $160K
This very rare wine was bottled in high quality bottle and comes from the personal collection of Thomas Jefferson. The bottle has his initials on it and even though the wine isn’t drinkable anymore, it’s still worth over $315K today. The bottle was last sold back in 1985 for $160K.
1907 Heidsiek – $275K
This bottle of wine was a part of a smaller collection held by the Russian imperial family. They thought it was lost on a ship in 1916, but the wine was discovered in 1997 in the wreckage. Each of the bottles was sold for $275K and it’s not even certain if the wine is drinkable.
1947 Chateau Chavel Blanc – $305K
Coveted as one of the best wines in the world, this bottle is the very best Bordeaux every made. It was sold to an anonymous buyer for nearly $305K at a Christie’s wine auction.
These are just a few of the very expensive wines collectors dream about acquiring. Many others fetch price tags well above the $10K mark and even the $100K mark.