These Top 5 costliest wines in the world will shock you!
The wealthy are ready to shell out a fortune when it comes to acquiring a symbol of status, such as wine. Some examples in the world prove that a well-prepared bottle of wine can cost millions of dollars. Here are the top 5 most costly wines in the world that’ll leave you spellbound.
Chateau Margaux 1787
“The wine that was never sold”, that definitely sounds like a Steven Wilson number. Chateau Margaux 1787 was priced at $500.000 initially. But due to its status as a part of Thomas Jefferson’s personal wine collection, Chateau Margaux was never put on the auction table. This crimson-colored wine might have a hint of cherry and black currant. Chateau Margaux 1787 once shattered on the floor after a waiter accidentally pushed it over. Insurance had to shell out $225,000 to cover up the damage. We’re wondering if the waiter got into trouble.
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992
Among the most costly wines in the world, Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 is considered the pack leader. This wine was auctioned for $500,000 in 2000 in a Napa Valley Auction. A wine Connoisseur described this red wine as exceptionally impressive. He called it a ‘sensational nose of jammy blackcurrants and subtle toasty oak’. The wine is well proportioned and it offers a deep flavor of a ripe and creamy fruit.
Chateau Lafite 1787
This is the second wine brand in this list that’s linked to Thomas Jefferson. Chateau Lafite was sold for a sum of $160,000 to Malcolm Forbes, the American entrepreneur and the man behind Forbes magazine.
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951
A wine that only has 20 bottles in the world can be quite pricey, especially, if it comes from down under. Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 is an Australian wine worth $38,420. An Adelaide wine collector paid $50,200 in an auction for this wine.
Chateau Margaux 2009 Balthazar
Only six bottles of Chateau Margaux 2009 Balthazar have been distilled and only half of that number is up for sale. The wine costs $4,062 and is presented in an oak case.
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