It is said that wine only gets better with age, but what you probably don’t know is that the price of the wine also gets better with age, and this has nothing to do with inflation. Because the rates of the wines that we are going to talk about right now go far ahead than what you can imagine.
These are some of the costliest white wines that are available today and all of these cost thousand times more than the regular white wine you serve, thinking that white is cheaper than red. Now many of these wines are from the Burgundy region but there are many coming from other parts too. Check out pure luxury with these top 10 most expensive white wines in the world. Don’t worry, you can get a glass of these for a few thousand dollars!
1811 Château d’Yquem
Priced at a whopping $156,450, this wine is something that can only be saved for very, very special occasions. The Château d’Yquem bottle was sold for £75,000. However, this wine sets the new record for being the most expensive rare vintage wine.
It was sold by the Antique Wine Company to a wine connoisseur. It is stated as one of the most prized wines ever produced in the Burgundy history.
Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru
The bottle of Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru is another special wine from Burgundy, which is priced at about $4,490 or £2,890. It was made in the Grand Cru vineyard in Côte de Nuits and is sure living up to its legacy.
Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru
This one was made by Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand in the Côte D’Or post Georges Roumier setting up practice in the area around 1945.
Now they have wine production that comes close to about 12 hectares in Chambolle-Musigny and Morey-Saint-Denis. The prices for their white wine bottles is not provided but a glass can cost about s $15,972 or £10,235.
Jeroboam of Château Mouton Rothschild, 1945
Sold for about $310,700, is not actually the costliest wine, though it was costlier than 1811 Château d’Yquem in terms of money. Now this bottle of wine was like really large and not the standard size that one expects to see. It was sold in the year 2007.
Because it is not a 750 ml bottle, it is priced much higher. However, if it was sold in its regular size, it would cost about $51,783. It remains one of the finest vintages till date. The average price per glass is about $8,631
Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Made in the year 1941, this bottle of wine costs about $24,675. It was sold in the year 2003 and is regarded as one of the most expensive bottles of white wine ever sold, which was made in America. Now the brand is known as Rubicon, which is currently owned by Francis Ford Coppola. It is said that he still keeps an empty bottle of this wine on top of his refrigerator.
He said that this was one of the best wines that he ever had. As per him, the bottle tasted of signature violets along with aroma of rose petals. This robust wine was fermented around the time of Pearl Harbor and is surely something that wine experts wouldn’t want to miss. The average price of the glass today would be about $4,113!
Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Trockenbeerenauslese
Do not get so awed by the name because the wine is far tastier and exquisite than you can imagine. This is again one of the other non-Burgundy white wines that have made the list of the most expensive wines sold. It made its name in the most expensive top 10 of many studies and ratings.
It comes from the Prüm family, who has their home in the village of Wehlen. They have a 33.5 acre estate holding in one of the best regions for making wines. Their bottles cost about is $5,308 or £3,400 on an average. But one of their most expensive bottles is a Wehlener Sonnenuhr, which comes from the 1959 era.
Chateau Margaux 1787
This one is priced at $225,000 and again is a standard 750 ml bottle. This bottle of wine has never been sold so you can say that technically, pricing it is rather unfair. It is assumed that if this bottle were to be sold, then the cost of this wine would be as mentioned above. But since it cannot be sold, it is not really fair to list it here? No… It still is one of the most expensive white wines available today.
According to history, the bottle collided with a tray at some dinner in the year 1989 in the house of New York wine merchant William Sokolin. And the insurance company paid him $225,000 instead of the half a million that he sought. Also, the claimed bottle was shared by Thomas Jefferson, who got the benefits too. Priced at about $37,500, this is a white wine that you can never taste.
Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru
This one is another Burgundy wine that is regarded very highly as compared to other bottles of white wines. This one has a reputation for tasting much finer than assumed and is one of the rare bottles of Chardonnay with the average prices being about $5,770 or £3,697 per bottle.
However the older wines are sold for about $11,476 or £7,354, with most recent ones sold in 1996 for £4,933.
Egon Müller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
This one has also featured in the list of most expensive wines earlier and was owned by the Müller family since 1797 in the Scharzhofberg vineyard. It is said that the steep slopes and the southern exposure helped in growing this white wine and made it superior to others. There are only about 100-200 bottles being made today and the average cost is about $6,478 or £4,151) per bottle.
Henri Jayer Richebourg Grand Cru
This is too a Burgundy wine that is owned by Lalou Bize-Leroy, who quoted that this wine has more opulence than finesse. The average price of this one is about $16,325 or£10,463, with the most expensive bottle being sold in 1978 for £15,160.