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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). Wine 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

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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4 Comments

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

    1. It would seem to me by your comment that you have never been fortunate enough to have someone share a fine aged Grand Crus Riesling with you.
      Many wine experts believe the Riesling grape,properly raised and skillfully managed can yield some of the greatest pleasures a wine lover will ever experience.

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