The most expensive wines in the world

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti, BurgundyWhilst more than $100,000 has been known to be paid for a bottle of wine at auction (Chateau Lafite 1787 was sold at Christie’s in London in 1985 for $160,000), here’s a round-up of the most expensive red and white wines readily available on the conventional  market.   Most expensive red wines
  1. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti, Burgundy
  2. Château Pétrus, Pomerol
  3. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche, Burgundy
  4. E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque, Rhône
  5. Méo-Camuzet Richebourg, Burgundy
  6. Château de Vosne-Romanée La Romanée, Burgundy
  7. Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Lake, Napa Valley (L’Or du Vin mistakenly uses the Volcanic Hill bottling)
  8. Château Lafleur, Pomerol
  9. Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  10. Château Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac  
Most expensive white wines
  1. Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche, Burgundy
  2. Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet, Burgundy
  3. Louis Latour Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles, Burgundy
  4. Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Léognan
  5. Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne, Burgundy
  6. Chateau Woltner Chardonnay Napa Valley Titus Vineyard, Napa Valley
  7. Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles, Burgundy
  8. Laroche Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots Réserve de l’Obédiencerie, Chablis
  9. Château Grillet, Rhône
  10. Ca’del Bosco Chardonnay, Italy  
The most expensive from both lists – the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti, Burgundy –  can retail  for in excess of $1,500 a bottle.   For the much heftier prices sold at auction, see this round-up from Forbes.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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One Comment

  1. It´s curious to see that most wines are French. They know how to sell their wines, inspite of having wines as good as the French ones in Spain. May I suggest Vega Sicilia or Pingus as nice examples of excellent Spanish reds, too.

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