Wine is one of the most popular drinks in the world, mainly in western countries. There is something in wine that makes it an extremely royal experience when someone takes a sip. The wine is considered as one of the most expensive drinks in the world and the wine lovers are ready to pay any price for purchasing it. Because of this, it is regarded as the ‘Drink of Kings’. Now let’s take a look at the top 5 most expensive wines in the world:
Chateau Lafite is one of the most expensive vines in the world. This is a wine estate in France and was owned by Rothschild family members. This bottle of wine was auctioned in Hong Kong. All the people were surprised when an Asian bidder claimed the highest bid - $230,000. In 1855 classification, Chateau Lafite was awarded First Growth status based on the wine quality and prices. The bidders were willing to pay a large amount of money for Chateau Lafite because it was considered to be extremely rare in Asia in 1869. This wine is famous all over the world for its unique taste.
Shipwrecked is an expensive wine because of an interesting reason. In the First World War, a German submarine torpedoed a ship carrying the wine in 1916 and due to that, the ship sunk to the bottom of the ocean for over 80 years. In 1997, the wrecked ship was saved along with 2,000 bottles. Even it is not drinkable now but is bought by the people at this much high price of $275,000 because of its incredible piece of history to discuss with friends. Its price is justified by its exciting and unique story.
Cheval Blanc stands at number three in our list of most expensive wines in the world. It is owned by the Ducasse family. The Cheval Blanc wine was auctioned in 1947 and was sold at a high price of $305,000. The Cheval Blanc is classified as a Premier Grand Cru Classe (A) in 2012. It is considered as the most drinkable and consumed wines available today and was ranked ninth on the list of 10 most wanted wines. The 1929 and 1947 Cheval Blanc reached 14.4% alcohol. This wine also owns the credit of longest-lived Bordeaux wines being produced. Around 8,000 to 10,000 cases of Cheval Blanc wine are produced every year. With time, there are numerous renovations in it. The Chateau Cheval Blanc is considered as one of the most distinguished winemakers in the world.
The Jeroboam of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is listed second on the list of the top expensive wines in the world. The ‘V’ in the label on the bottle of this wine indicates the victory of the Allied forces in the Second World War. A standard 750ml bottle of this wine costs $310,000. It is also listed as one of the best vintages of the last 100 years. Even a single glass of Jeroboam of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild costs $8,631. This wine is this much expensive because it is originated from the vineyards of the richest family on earth. Chateau Mouton is also recognized as the wine of the vintage. This wine was produced in large amounts, especially after World War II.