At the highest end, rare, super-expensive wines are often the costliest item on the menu, and exceptional vintages from the best vineyards may sell for thousands of dollars per bottle. Some are considered the most expensive wine on earth with their complex subtleties that traditionally are more costly than other expensive wines.
Is a single bottle of red Burgundy considered the most expensive wine on earth?
6 Magnums of Romanée-Conti, DRC 1990 at Zachy’s New York in 2002 for $69,600, or $5,800 per regular bottle.
Dom. Romane Conti 1997 – app. $1,540
This French red Burgundy smells of berries, spices and leather. Dark in color, it hints at flavors of soy sauce, flowers and licorice. The aroma is rich and penetrating without being too profound. The Romane Conti is a rare wine that has carved a niche for itself along the years. At over fifteen hundred dollars a bottle, it no longer has anything to prove. Consistently, the Romane Conti fetches prices around the thousand dollar mark no matter the vintage.
How about the following red Burgundy, do you think this is the most expensive wine on earth?
Set of 7 Methuselahs (6 litres or 8 bottles) of Romanée-Conti, DRC 1985 sold at Sotheby’s London in 1996 for $224,900.
Some feel this American red is the most expensive wine on earth. What do you think?
3 bottles of Screaming Eagle 1994 sold at Christie’s Los Angeles in 2000 for $11,500 or $3,833 per bottle.
Chteau Haut Brion Pessac-Lognan 1982 – app. $528
What distinguishes Haut Brion is the fact that it produced the oldest Bordeaux in the world. Founded in 1550, Jean de Pontac built everything from the ground up for the sole purpose of wine making. Soon after, he opened a tavern in London to serve his wine exclusively. It was an undeniable success. This red 1982 vintage is still youthful and quite spectacular, holding its own against the best wines in the world. It has matured well with time but isn’t expected to improve in years to come. So drink it soon!
So, the question is – can you afford the most expensive wine on earth?
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