One of the marks of a real wine connoisseur is the willingness to spend more than just $5 on a bottle, with the pure intention of savoring some of the most breathtaking tastes in the world. Even for most wine lovers though the thought of paying more than about $50 for a bottle would be seen as hugely excessive – and with good how many ounces in a glass of wine, as wine is a luxury, not a necessity! As with everything though there are some examples of wine being sold for astronomical prices, so what are the top five most expensive wines of all time?
The Chateau Valandraud Saint-Emilion 1995 is the first bottle on the list, and is priced at a staggering $668 per bottle! It comes from a small garage brewery; therefore the wine is cared for on a daily basis by a dedicated team of vintners. The rich and spicy taste is defined by firm tannins, and it is also being regarded as a much bolder bottle than later vintages.
The next bottle is the Chateau Latour Pauillac 1990, which is thought of as being perhaps the best wine produced in the famous Mdoc region of France. In fact, it received a perfect score from the Wine Spectator in 1993, when it was judged as the best wine of the year – high praise indeed from the industry’s top publication. Perhaps the most appealing aspect of this wine though is the amount of different flavors that it combines; chocolate, dark cherry, caramel, licorice and roasted fruits are all to be tasted in this bottle. The price for all this taste? Just $774 per bottle…
Now we are getting to the business end of the list, and the next wine to feature is the Chateau Le Pin Pomerol 1999, which is a garage wine from the traditional winemaking region of Bordeaux. This is regarded by many serious wine enthusiasts as being the best wine of all time and is flavored with black cherry, currants and mocha, which combine to create a dazzling sensation on the taste buds. When it comes to price, this is the final of the wines on this list that costs less than $1,000, as this is a snip at just $908 per bottle!