“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” – Ernest Hemingway.
The fact that for centuries, red wine has been enjoying great reputation among people from different cultures, speaks a lot about the value and place in history the so-called “drink of the Gods” has earned through the ages.
Today, wine is still one of the most precious beverages, highly appreciated in every part of the world. If centuries ago, drinking wine was considered a privilege for the upper class, today the magnificent ‘grape juice’ is accessible to everyone. Of course, there is still a difference – it is the price. Time-honoured red wine bottle editions can still be found today, but unfortunately, only the wealthy can afford them.
Here are the most luxurious red wine bottle editions sold at the highest price tags ever.
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992
Proudly carrying the attribute “exceptionally impressive”, a bottle of Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon produced in 1992, was sold at а spectacular price tag of staggering $500,000. The great combination of intense, blackcurrant-fruit notes and full-bodied, inner-core sweetness must have been worth the price, don’t you think so?
Chateau Margaux 1787
The most impressive fact about Chateau Margaux 1787, is that this special red wine bottle edition was a part of Thomas Jefferson’s wine collection. Although considered as “the most expensive wine never to be sold”, this amazing wine was sold for majestic $500,000.
Chateau Lafite 1787
Chateau Lafite 1787 is another bottle of red, linked to the third President of the United States, Mr. Tomas Jefferson’s wine collection, but it was eventually bought by Malcolm Forbes in 1985. Sold for magnificent $160,000, Chateau Lafite 1787 belongs to the group of world’s most expensive bottles of reds ever sold.
Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951
By being considered Australia’s most expensive wine, wine experts reveal that there are 20 bottle samples of Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 left today. A decade ago, a passionate wine collector enriched his collection of world’s oldest wines with a bottle of Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 for which he paid unbelievable $50,000.
Cheval Blanc 1947
What differs Cheval Blanc from the rest of world’s most expensive wines ever sold, is its privileged Class A status in the Classification of Saint-Emilion wine. In 2006, a wine enthusiast from San Francisco paid $135, 125 for a three-liter bottle of this luxuriously exquisite bottle of red.