Top 5 Most Expensive Wine Brands
- Category: Luxury
- Created on Friday, 26 October 2012 19:31
- Written by Emily Lawrence
Wine is an popular alocoholic beverage which is usually made from fermented grapes or some other fruits. Wine has very rich history and with years has became a symbol of sophistication and glamour. If you are wondering why some wines are so expensive – their high price is determined by many factors such as their vineyard, their culture behind the bottle and the age of the wine. So if you are considering to add a new bottle of luxury wine in your collection and you are willing to pay thousands of dollars for this pleasure, take a look at our Top 5 list and see which are the most expensive wine brands in the world!
Wine Brands for your collection!
Chateau Lafite (1787)
Chateau Lafite is the most expensive wine that was ever sold in the world. This fine wine was sold at an auction in 1985 for $160,000. The bottle has the initials of Thomas Jefferson ( the third president of the United States), but the most interesting part is that the wine was sold 200 years on from the year it was made, so it was undrinkable. This most expensive bottle of wine, now resides at Forbes Collection in New York.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild (1945)
This legendary wine is the second most expensive wine ever sold. Chateau Mouton Rothschild was also sold at auction at Christie’s for $114, 614. This wine is famous for its incredibly sweet nose and the symbolism of its date and label. The “V” is representing the triumph of good over the forces of darkness. Baron Philippe commemorated the Allied victory, embellishing the Mouton-Rothschild 1945 label with an artwork, a symbolic design (V for victory) to celebrate the return of peace.
Chateau d’Yquem, 1784
Chateau d’Yquem used to be a favorite wine brand of Thomas Jefferson. This white wine was sold at Christie’s in London for $56,588.
Montrachet 1978 from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is actually the most expensive bottle of wine that can be drunk today. These white wines were sold in 2011 at auction at Sotheby’s for $167,500 for seven bottles or $23,929 per bottle.
Screaming Eagle (1994)
These exclusive and extraordinary wines from Screaming Eaglwere sold at Christie’s auction in 2000, for $3833 for each bottle. This delicious wine can be drunk young or cellared for 20-25 years.