17 Aug Most Expensive Wines sold at auction
Wine gets better with age, or that is what has is implied through tradition. Here is a list of the most expensive wines sold at auction.
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992: €424,000
This bottle of red wine is currently the world’s most expensive 6-litre bottle to sell. It was bought at a charity wine auction in the U.S. in 2000, by Chase Bailey. People look out for the very first vintage bottles.
Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck & Co Monopole Champagne ‘Diamant Bleu’: €224,000
This champagne of extreme historical worth is one of the most expensive of its kind. During WWI a ship which had been hit by a German submarine was found, and two thousand bottles of Champagne taken from the wreck. The find happened in 1998. These bottles of Champagne is famous at all the auctions in the world due to its value as a unique item. In Moscow one bottle was sold for €224,000, marking it as one of the most luxurious champagnes ever sold at auction.
1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc: €219,000
Described by its estate in Saint Emillion as an “accident of nature” this bottle of wine, Cheval Blanc was sold to a private collector at an auction in Geneva.
Château Lafite 1869: €195,000
Château Lafite was a standard sized bottle of wine and came directly from the Lafite Rothschild cellars. An intense battle ensued over this bottle when sold at an auction in Hong Kong in 2010.
Château Margaux 1787: €191,000
This rare bottle of Château Margaux wine dated to 1787 and was validated formally being a part of the wine collection of an ex-President of the United States of America, Mr Thomas Jefferson. A New York wine businessman, Willian Sokolin, brought the bottle of wine to a Four Season’s Hotel for a dinner party and dropped it by accident. An insurance company paid out a massive sum of money for his loss.
Château Lafite 1787: €132,000
Allegedly owned by former US President Thomas Jefferson, Publisher Malcolm Forbes purchased this bottle of wine in 1985 at auction in London. Today the bottle is to be found in the Forbes collection in New York City.
Château Mouton Rothschild, 1945: €80,819
One of the most exceptional vintages of all time was sold at auction in Hong Kong in 2012. A single bottle of 3 litres, holds four regular bottles of wine.
Château d’Yquem 1811: €79,700
This 200-year-old bottle of wine is safely locked behind bulletproof glass in a restaurant in Bali and belongs to Christian Vanneque (1949-2015). He is former head sommelier of the restaurant La Tour d’Argent.
This list was compiled depicting the most expensive wines sold at auction. To a collector, his wine is worth its weight in gold.