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The 20 Most Expensive Wines in the World (2021)



Most Expensive Wines

Wines are one of the integral part of human culture.

It is used across every tribe, race and country to provide entertainment and merryment.

However, irrespective of the purpose; wines are of different class and quality and as such, parades varying price tags.

In this article, we will be taking a look at the 20 most expensive wines ever made in the world.

These are the most expensive wines in the world 2021.

1. Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992

WORTH: $500,000

The award for the most expensive wine in the world goes to “Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992.”

This particular drink cost a massive $500,000 (half million dollar) for a single bottle.

This is actually the best wine produced by Cabernet – who are notorious for producing world class wines.

It has the aroma of blackcurrants and is purple in appearance.


2. Jeroboam Of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1945

WORTH: $310,000

Coming in next as the runner up is “Jeroboam Of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1945.”

This wine comes directly from the vineyards of the most wealthy family in the world.

It is a drink that remembers the Victory of the allied forces in the second world war.

Having been generally recognized as one of the best vintages ever produced in the last 100 years, a bottle of it cost $8,631.

3. Cheval Blanc 1947

WORTH: $305,000

“Cheval Blanc” breaks in as the third most expensive wine in our list.

The fame of the wine began when it was sold to a buyer for $303,375 at an auction.

It is believed to be the best of all Bordeaux and moreso, “Chateau Cheval Blanc,” is a leading brand when it comes to quality of wine.

4. Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck

WORTH: $275,000

The story of this wine began in 1916, when a ship loaded with the now called “Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck,” was torpedoed by a German submarine during the battle of the first world war. It sank straight into the deepest (bottom) part of the ocean and stayed there for a complete 80 years.

Years later (in 1997), it was discovered and a total of 2,000 bottles were retrieved.

This $275,000 wine gives a combination of both history and taste.


5. Chateau Lafite 1869

WORTH: $230,000

Coming in next is still an historic wine which was auctioned in Hong Kong;
“Chateau Lafite.”

Prominent players went to the event, looking forward to land the wine at an arguable cost of $8,000.

However, an anonymous bidder from Asia, spring up and acquired the wine at an outrageous $230,000 price.

Currently, in Asia, many stakers are willing and ready to get a taste of one of the most expensive wine in the world despite the price.

6. Chateu Marhaux 1787

WORTH: $225,000

The history of this wine – “Chateu Marhaux,” is more of tragic than Merry.

Presently, this wine is no longer available thus, no amount of cash can obtain it.

This happened as it was accidentally knocked over by a waiter during an eventful Margaux dinner which took place in a Four Season Hotel.

It is simply an expensive wine which had never been sold.

Nevertheless, insurers paid $225,000 for this particular bottle of wine.

7. Ampoule From Penfolds

WORTH: $168,000

“Ampoule From Penfolds,” is a product of South Australia’s most famous winery, Penfolds.

Being a wine with no history to back it’s expensive price tag, this wine parades an outstanding taste and a whole new level of class.

For a start; work is required to overcome the seals and get to the wine.


8. Chateau Lafite 1787

WORTH: $156,450

Generally regarded as one of the best wine in the world, “Chateau Lafite 1787,” is believed to originate from Thomas Jefferson’s cellar.

Infact, this wine was ordered by the world renounced “Malcolm Forbes,” in 1985.

It’s taste is dubbed as “amazing.”

9. Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanee Cros Parantoux 1999

WORTH: $136,955

Breaking in next among the top 10 most expensive wine is “Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanee Cros Parantoux.”

This wine Carry’s a story of a good bargain and value.

This wine was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong wine sale to a buyer who got home with a whole case instead of a bottle.


10. Cheval Blanc St-Emilion 1947

WORTH: $135,125

Claiming the tenth spot is the no nonsense – “Cheval Blanc St-Emilion 1947.”

According to news, 110,000 bottles were produced and only a few is believed to be available.

Coupled with a sensual flavour and luxurious texture, this wine is just the second brand that has won the award of Saint-Emilion’s Class A status.

Just lovely!

11. Romanee Conti 1945

WORTH: $123,900

Having been destroyed by “Phylloxera” in 1946, Romanee Conti is one of the most expensive and rarest brand of wine.

The first set of bottles produced was 600 in number before the vineyard could sale again later in 1952.

The price is $7500 but the value of the original goes for that has mentioned above.

12. Chateau D’yquem

WORTH: $117,000

Claiming the number 12 position on our list of the most expensive wine is “Chateau D’yquem.”

This wine holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold in history.

Many believe it to be the best of all white wines ever produced.


13. Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951

WORTH: $38,000

Up next is “Penfolds Grange Hermitage,” which is capped at a price of $38,000.

It is also the most expensive Australian wine.

With only 20 bottles on ground, it is extremely rare to come by.

14. Domaine De La Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru 1990

WORTH: $21,200

This wine – “Domaine De La Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru,” is yet another brand that parades great taste.

This vintage, filled with healthy grapes gives a different kind of feeling and moreso, experts recommends the price for it’s quality.

15. Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru 2012

WORTH: $14,450

Coming in next in our list is “Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru of 2012.”

This sumptuous wine has a magical feeling and a flowery taste with a soft, silky texture.

Most Experts recommend this wine for those looking for quality and a well deserved purchase, worthy of every drop.

16. Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

WORTH: $13,615

Coming in next on our list is Germany’s most renounced wine – “Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese.”

It is produced by the prominent “Egon Muller,” and is capped by a lime syrup taste and texture and individual floral notes.

It also parades a very deep impact once taken.


17. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru 1990

WORTH: $11,720

The next on our list of the most expensive wine is “Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru of 1990.”

With only 380 bottles manufactured yearly, it is one of the rarest and exclusive brand of wine.

It is a very Concentrative wine with a thick flavour.

Also, it is a great combination when taken with games birds.

Simply tasty!

18. Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru 1990

WORTH: $7,447

Breaking in among the top 20 of the most expensive wine is “Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru of 1990.”

It’s grapes are harvested from one of the most exclusive vineyards in the world – The Pinot Noir vineyards of Chambertin Grand Cru.

It is highly recommended for those looking for a quality wine at a more affordable price.

19.1949 Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru

WORTH: $5,921

Coming in as the last runner up in the list of the most expensive wine is “1949 Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru.”

Every year, 700 bottles are produced; which are exclusively reserved for prominent set of individuals.

The wine has a history that is connected with the post-world war appeal.

20. Screaming Eagle Sauvignon Blanc

WORTH: $5,850

Ending our list of the most expensive wine is “Screaming Eagle Sauvignon Blanc,” – which is also the most expensive Sauvignon Blanc in the world.

Its Originates from the town of Oakville, a small area lying in between Rutherford and Yountville.

It cost $5,850 and is produced in limited quantities.

The 20 Most Expensive Wines In The World – Conclusion

Those were the most expensive wine the world has produced.

Wine is loved by many, but only a certain few can enjoy these select beauties. Perhaps, that’s you? If you manage to get your hands on one, have a drink on us and let us know what’s it’s like!

Here’s a quick recap of the 20 most expensive wines in the world!

  1. Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992 – $500,000
  2. Jeroboam of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1945 – $310,000
  3. Cheval Blanc 1947  – $305,000
  4. Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck – $275,000
  5. Chateau Lafite 1869 – $230,000
  6. Chateau Margaux 1787 – $225,000
  7. Ampoule from Penfolds – $168,000
  8. Chateau Lafite 1787 – $156,450
  9. Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux 1999 — $136,955
  10. Cheval Blanc St-Emilion 1947 – $135,125
  11. Romanee Conti 1945 – $123,900
  12. Chateau D’YQUEM – $117,000
  13. Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 – $38,000
  14. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru 1990 – $21,200
  15. Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru 2012 – $14,450
  16. Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese – $13,615
  17. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru 1990 – $11,720
  18. Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru 1990 – $7,447
  19. 1949 Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru – $5,921
  20. Screaming Eagle Sauvignon Blanc – $5,850

What’s your favorite most expensive wine? Leave a comment below.

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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