The Most Expensive Bottle of Wine

Most Expensive Wine Bottle

Most Expensive Wine Bottle shall remain nameless, until you read…

As mentioned before, the most expensive bottle of wine – according to the Guinness Book of world Records – is the 1787 Cateau Lafite, a Bordeaux. This expensive wine is undrinkable because of its age and practically useless except to look at or parade around. And to top it all off, this most expensive bottle of wine sold for roughly $160,000 at an auction. So tell me, why is this most expensive bottle of wine so expensive? Does it have anything to do with taste? Or lack of taste?

It is hard to imagine the most expensive bottle of wine is one that you can not even drink. Even the best Bordeaux will barely last 50 years, let alone a few centuries. Although this bottle of bordeaux is undrinkable, there are a few factors that add to this bottle of wine. The bottom line is, the most expensive bottle of wine in the world is a collectible – and the $160,000 price tag proves it. For beginners, the most expensive bottle of wine was once in the possession of the 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was also a wine connoisseur and in fact had a few collectible wines in his possession.

Because the most expensive bottle of wine is rare and over two centuries old, carries quite a bit of weight as well. For anything to still be around after a couple of centuries, let alone wine, is a remarkable accomplishment in itself. Also, the fact that the most expensive bottle of wine is a Bordeaux defiantly ads to the distinction. Most collectable wines consist of Bordeaux and Burgandy. So, there you have it. Thought the most expensive bottle of wine might have something to do with taste?

What about the most expensive bottle of white wine? While white wine is not as sought after as much as red wine in the arena of wine collecting, white wine still has its share of expensive counterparts. According to the PR Newswire UK, the world’s most expensive bottle of wine was sold by a London-Based Antique Company to a longstanding client. The 1787 vintage Sauternes from Château Yquem sold more roughly $100,000 dollars. Considered undrinkable because of its age, the most expensive bottle of white wine is considered to be a sweet wine. No president of the United States has owned this wine but it has been around since the first – which goves you an idea of old and rare this wine is.

Although taste can have a factor of why some wine is more expensive that others – nostalgic wine factors, wine rarity, previous wine owners, where the wine is from, who made the wine, what grapes are used in the wine, what secret wine ingredients are used, how is the wine stored, and even who touched or drank the wine can have an impact in wine value.