Getting hold of vintage red wines to add to their collection is every connoisseur’s dream. Extensively aged red wines can cost about four-digit figures, and is more of a luxury asset. A list of the top ten most expensive red wines is listed below.
1. Screaming Eagle Cabernet
The title of the most expensive wine goes to the Screaming Eagle Cabernet. This is a relatively young wine, cellared since 1992. This six-liter bottle of Cabernet is set a record highest price of $500,000. That’s right.
This great drink hailing from Napa Valley, California is composed of ingredients such as Napa Cab, a rich oak aged fragrance along with blackcurrant, licorice, vanilla, boysenberry, and smoky dark chocolate. Yum!
2. Chateau Margaux 1787
This exquisite perfectly aged wine is valued at a whopping $225,000. This wine is rumored as the most expensive unsold wine. It is believed to be the last bottle and is more of a souvenir than a personal asset.
3. Chateau Lafite 1787
This bottle of wine is the most expensive standard bottle of wine. It has the initials of Sir Thomas Jefferson and is said to be from his collection. Its great age and famous initials on it, the bottle fetch a rate of $156,450.
4. Cheval Blanc 1947
This vintage red wine from Bordeaux, France is tagged at $135,125. This three-liter bottle is the perfect 50:50 combination of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. It is considered as one of the most excellent Cheval Blanc exuding an aromatic, sensual, rich fragrance.
5. Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951
Only twenty bottles of Australia’s most exceptional wine have been produced. This wine is mainly a Shiraz, with a hint of Cabernet Sauvignon. Its tag is at $38,420 per bottle.
6. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee
The French wine is a very intense, pure and aromatic experience. It is valued at $21,216. It was aged from the year 1990.
7. Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru 2012
This wine is worth every drop regardless of its period of commencement. It is described as a magical mixture of delicate silk-like tannins, flowers, and layers. It comes with a price tag of $14,436.
8. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru 1990
This $11,720 bottle of French red wine is produced at a rate of 380 bottles per year. This wine has a higher concentration of grapes and large amounts of tannin and a sweet nectar smell.
9. Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru 1990
These wines have a thick scent of cherries, plums, spice, and earth. They are valued at $7447 a bottle. 900 bottles are produced a year.
10. Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru 1949
Last on the list at a price of $5,921; these bottles are produced at a rate of 700 a year. Adding to its allure is its historical essence dated up to the Cold War. Richebourg is an extraordinary Pinot Noir which can be cellared for years to come.