7 Most Expensive Red Wines in the World

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In the times succeeding the down-turn or melt-down as some people call it finances are one of the top priorities of everyone. In such a situation the wine lovers are also an excited lot who are seen looking for good deals in wines. If one of the choice wines of red genre are up for say 30 % less, which is most unlikely, the wine lovers will never think twice before grabbing them. To have a glass of rare, top-end red wine is a dream and you need to break the bank in order to get one. That’s how costly these drinks can get sometimes.

Expensive Red Wines



There are some rare red wines available for auction that are so costly that a common man can just stare and smile at them and can never think of buying them. Well, the super wealthy lot just can’t stop themselves as they can splurge on a bottle of red wine even if the the price runs into thousands of dollars. Assembled below are some of the high costing red wines that are meant for collection and not for savoring or pouring in a crystal wine glass.

Top Vintage Red Wine Bottles

Penfolds Grange

The world’s rarest red wine producing grapes namely Shiraz and Cabernet are cycled to make this vintage red wine variety. The sweetest and distinctively savory drink is a collectors’ dream but as far as the fan following goes the one that has become the most sort after is the 1951 make which has the rich going after it by the dozens. Today you have just 20 of such wine bottles existing and the price that a single bottle is worth is $50,000, so if you are a Prince then only you must think of owning one. The rights for its sale are with SABMiller and the last time the bottles were up for auction was in 2004 in Adelaide.

Penfolds Grange

Cheval Blanc

The first time this red wine genre was put for auction was in the year 2006 and the event took place in America. The price it got bought was a shocking $135,124 that was over a million dollars in hard cash. As far as the quality and the grades go this vintage wine has bagged the top classification rankings and that imply that the quality is top notch. Robert Parker one of the famous wine critics had some negative things to say about this wine and for that he had to face the fury of the vineyard manager’s dog who attacked him, but he was later on rescued.

Cheval Blanc



Chateau Lafite

The 1787 edition of this rarest of the rarest wines caught the attention of the wealthy wine lovers the most and that catapulted it into the list of the most costly wine genres of all times. The auction to sell off the bottles of the red wine fetched an amazing $156,450 per single bottle, that broke all earlier records. This bottle was once one of the wines that sat proudly on the shelves of Thomas Jefferson’s bar and is one of the rare collector items.

Chateau Lafite

Chateau Margaux

This is again is a wine variety of rich, expensive red grapes that became famous because it adorned the shelves of Thomas Jefferson, the President of the United States of America. Unfortunately this bottle was broken and the contents spilled onto the carpet at the 4 Seasons Hotel at New York, and the tragic incident was triggered by William Sokolin who owned this vintage piece. Nevertheless, this wine type was price tagged at $225,000 and was historically fit to be appended into the rare, costly wine varieties.


Chateau Margaux

Heidesieck Champagne

This Red wine genre of the rare type was found by accident. The story goes that some sea divers found these bottles from within a a wreckage; actually the consignment was getting delivered to Russia and Nicholas II was the man who was going to taste them, but that was not the case. An auction conducted at Ritz-Carlton for selling these old red wine pieces saw these bottles going for $275,000 another record breaking price in the history of wine selling.

Heidesieck Champagne

Romanee Conti

This red wine genre was developed during world war II and today only 600 bottles exist; it cannot be dubbed as a bejeweled bottle with precious stones coated on it, but is a fancy, beautifully designed bottle that was quoted as most desirable by critics. The price that it got sold for was $123,919 and that meant it was incorporated into the costly wine genres of the world live today.

Romanee Conti

Chateau Margaux 2009

This red wine variety hails from France and the region where it gets developed is the famous Medoc, but this time around it created history. When it was put for auction its price galloped surprisingly and fetched an unbelievable Pounds 122,380 and re-wrote the record books to become the costliest red wine pieces on earth. Engraved in Gold and sitting inside a beautifully crafted oak case this rare wine tops the list of the pricey rare, old red wine varieties the world has ever seen.

Chateau Margaux 2009

Thus, we come to the end of the most astonishing, pricey, expensive count-down list of rare red wines, that are auctioned for millions of dollars, and can be afforded by the rich class only.

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