There are things that go well together. When combine, these things will make a good thing into a great thing. Salt goes well with pepper. And a meal is incomplete without a well selected wine.
Speaking of wine. There should be half a mine on how these wonderful bottles vino blesses every meal. However, not all wines are created equal. Some are just your ran-off-the-mill wines and some are just a cut above the rest.
And with the best comes with a price tag. And pretty hefty tag at that. We listed here the top three most expensive bottle of red wine in the world.
To understand how they are priced, here is how: The price of drinkable wine depends on many factors but the amount of sunshine plays a large role in determining its quality, which in turn drives its price. In Europe, 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2015 were very sunny recent years that rewarded many chateaux with wonderful vintages.
The price of wine also depends on the market conditions (the fine wine market crashed in 2001 after a bubble but has since recovered) and of course the name of the chateau. But for two of the top three bottles it is more than just that.
3. Chateau Lafite 1787 sold for $156,450
To be clear, a bottle of Chateau Lafite today will not fetch that huge amount. But what makes the Chateau Lafite 1787 and the next bottle of wine in this list different from other bottle of wine is not the taste, and the brand but the person who bought it. Yes, both the third and second most expensive bottle of red wine in the world is associated with Thomas Jefferson. The American founding father and third president bought the Chateau Lafite in France during his stay there as the ambassador.
The Chateau Lafite 1787, which has the initial “ThJ” etched into it. The bottle is given attribute to Jefferson as he know to have Bordeaux and Burgundy in his wine collection.
2. Chateau Margaux 1787 paid for $225,000
Like the Chateau Lafite , the Chateau Margaux 1787 once belonged to the wine cellars of Thomas Jefferson. However, the Chateau Margaux 1787 holds the distinction as the most expensive bottle never sold. Story goes that in 1989, a waiter at an oenophile gathering in New York City accidentally knocked over and broke a bottle of 1787 Chateau Margaux, obliging the wine's insurer to pay $225,000 for the 75cl of vinegar, as red wine of that age inevitably turns into.
1. Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992 sold for $500,000
But the most expensive of vino belongs to the Napa Valley’s Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992. This fairly young wine vintage became the most expensive wine in the world when it garnered a record setting bid at the Napa Valley Wine Auction in 2000. The wine’s reputation was made famous by the “Napa Cab,” a rich, oak-aged aroma range laced with blackcurrant, liquorice, vanilla, boysenberry and smoky dark chocolate.
If you wish to get your hands on one of these Cabernet then you have to fall in line. And the line is a very expensive one as there only a limited number of these bottles. There are only 175 cases of the 1992, while there are only 130 cases of the 1993, and a tiny quantity of 1994, as the last two vintages were even smaller in crop size.
Imagine yourself eating a sumptuous dinner somewhere in Europe, and to top it all off you have your choice of the most fancy red wine available. Let’s make that a reality with a tour of Europe via BCN Montjuic Tourist Point. So book with us now.