The most expensive wines in the world

 

Wine-searcher.com has sifted through a database of more than 42,910 prices lists, totalling almost 6 million wine offers, to come up with a list of the most expensive wines in the world based on the average price of a standard bottle (750ml). The top 10 is heavily dominated by wines from Burgundy, France, which represented 8 of the 10, with the remaining two both coming from Mosel, Germany. In fact, of the top 50, as many as 37 are from Burgundy (and 31 of these are from Cote de Nuits).

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Henri Jayer Richebourg Grand Cru claims the title of the most expensive wine in the world, with an average price of US$16,193 per bottle and a maximum price of US$24,473. The wine hasn’t been in production since Henri Jayer’s retirement back in 1995 and has become even rarer since his passing in 2006.

Here are the 10 most expensive based on the average price of a standard bottle:

1. Henri Jayer Richebourg Grand Cru

Region: Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Average Price: US$16,193
Maximum Price: US$24,473
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

2. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru

Region: Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Average Price: US$12,527
Maximum Price: US$62,507
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

3. Egon Muller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

Region: Bereich Saar, Mosel, Germany
Average Price: US$6,934
Maximum Price: US$14,125
Grape Variety: Riesling

4. Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux, Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru

Region: Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Average Price: US$6,127
Maximum Price: US$19,632
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

5. Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru

Region: Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Average Price: US$5,807
Maximum Price: US$11,545
Grape Variety: Chardonnay

6. Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

Region: Bereich Bernkastel, Mosel, Germany
Average Price: US$5,329
Maximum Price: US$11,392
Grape Variety: Riesling

7. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru

Region: Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Average Price: US$4,692
Maximum Price: US$16,067
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

8. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru

Region: Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Average Price: US$4,672
Maximum Price: US$13,695
Grape Variety: Chardonnay

9. Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru

Region: Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Average Price: US$4,376
Maximum Price: US$33,740
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

10. Henri Jayer Vosne-Romanee

Region: Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Average Price: US$3,572
Maximum Price: US$9,410
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

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  1. Dawn Patrol says:

    Personally I choose a wine because a friend recommended it, or it’s on half price sale.

    “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”
    -W.C. Fields

  2. Chrissie says:

    Interesting how all the French Reds (of which there are seven) are from Burgundy, not Bordeaux.

    Chrissie

  3. David Blackmon says:

    All I want to know is who in their right mind would pay more than $14,000 for a bottle of Reisling? Good lord.

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