Red wine is one of the premium drinks that are available in the market today. But within the red wine world there are certain wines that stand out for being the most expensive. Here we look at the top 10 most expensive red wine bottles available in the market today.
- Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru 1949
Madame Leroy is credited for producing one of the world’s most expensive red wines. The wine is produced by the famous biodynamic production; the wine is regarded as one of the best Pinot Noir and can be stored in cellars for years. The Pinot noir will cost you about $5,921 and it should be noted that there are only 700 bottles made every year.
- Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru 1990
The Pinot noir is celebrated for its deep essence of red cherries, earth, plums and sweet spices. The 1990 is priced at $7,447 and is a little more expensive than the 1949. The wine is quite special because Napolean had always been a great admirer of Chamertin wine.
- Domaine George & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru 1990
The red wine is made from the vineyard in Le Musigny. The vineyard is said to produce high concentrated grapes that have a lot of tannin in them. The Musingy is a quality Pinot noir and there are only about 380 bottles made each year. The wine is said to have a romantic history to it and is priced at $11,720.
- Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru 2012
The 2012 summer heat produced one of the most classic Musigny ever. The summer heat resulted in the Pinot noir having a deep scent of flowershttp://danacellars.com/contact and tannin. The bottle is priced at around $14,436.
- Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Grand Cru 1990
The DRC Pinot noir is regarded as one of the best not only because of its comparatively affordable price but also because of its deep, rich taste. Some believe that the DRC Pinot noir is the most aristocratic of all the vintage pinot noirs. The DRC pinot noir is priced at $21,216
- Cheval Blanc 1947 St- Emilion
The pinot noir is priced at $135,125 per bottle and is regarded as a collector’s dream. The pinot noir is 50:50 blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The expensive vintage is only one of two wines to be awarded the Class A status of Saint-Emilion wines. There were only 110,000 bottles ever produced and it would be a pricy acquisition right now if one where to appear on the market.
- Penfolds Grange Hermitage
The Penfolds Pinot Noir is considered Australia’s finest and during its production it was priced at around $38,420. The fact that there are only few left in existence makes this one of the costliest red wines due to the amount that it may rise up to.
- Chateau Lafite 1787
This bottle of wine is said to be from Thomas Jefferson’s cellar; Jefferson who was the third president of the US and one of the founding father, was also an ambassador to France. During his visits to France, Jefferson is thought to have accumulated a large collection of the finest wines available at that time. Each bottle would cost a whopping $156,450.
- Chateau Margaux 1787
The pinot noir that went unsold is also from Jefferson’s sellers. The red wine was then valued at $500,000 before a waiter accidentally knocked it over and breaking the only bottle. The insurers then paid a reduced $225,000 for it; this is a story of what could have been. We will never know how much this wine would have sold for and considering there are no more bottles left; this is one story that will be debated for years to come.
- Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992
The most expensive pinot noir in the world is a 6lt bottle of a classic vintage from Napa Valley. The wine stands atop every other pinot noir because it was sold in a charity auction for $500,000; no other auction has ever reaped so much from a single bottle of wine.