Right from a fine dine plan to a cocktail party, and from a resto- bar to a casual dinner at home, wine is for every occasion and is one of the reasons why is it one of the most loved drinks of all times. It is not just that, but also the fact that there are so many varieties of wine alone that it finds use in all offices and households and never fails to satisfy the palettes of every age group, whether working, graduating, or even retiring. So here are the top 10 most expensive wine brands in 2018 that currently exist in the market.
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- 10. Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon
- 9. Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru
- 8. Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru
- 7. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru
- 6. Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
- 5. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru
- 4. Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru
- 3. Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru
- 2. Egon Muller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
- 1. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee Conti Grand Cru
10. Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon
Grown in the United States, the vineyard for this brand grew its first vintage back in 1992 and is among the top ten wines in the Napa Valley as well as the most- loved wine brand in the entire region. It is produced only in small quantities, one factor besides the relish that makes it worthy of the $2900 that it costs on an average. It only produced about 650 cases in one year.
9. Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru
This red wine uses an alluring mix of violets, roses and jasmine, along with the Pinot Noir grapes grown in La Romanee, Burgundy. Usually more than 100 years of age, it has an exotic vintage touch to it that is attractive for every wine lover out there. It costs an average of around $2900 and gained the highest popularity only after 2000. This brand sure has a lot of scope for growing for its wide consumer base and matchless taste.
8. Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru
Known to be La Romanee most popular wine, this excellent red wine is made using Pinot Noir, grown mostly in La Chambertin, in the Leroy vineyards itself. And in the area of Gevrey-Chambertin, it is actually the most famous wine and has been voted highly among vintage wines. It has a beautiful taste that is somewhere between minerals and fruits, that gives it a very exuberant feel.
7. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru
This wine is made using the Chardonnay white wine grapes, grown mostly in the region of Le Montrachet. It has won the award Le Guide Hachette des Vins for 5 years, right from 2006 to 2010, usually so with 3 stars. It is also one of the highest rated wines of all time among the Le Montrachet wines and its popularity is only increasing among its people for the ripe and tropical taste that it offers.
6. Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
Made using the aromatic white wine grape Riesling, this wine is known to have a very exotic and rich flavour that is one of the best, even better than the wines costlier than this one. Full of assorted flavors, the taste of it remains on your tongue for a long while, ensuring a good time for anyone who tastes it. Its average cost is around $5000, totally justified by the quality it offers its drinkers.
5. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru
Costing an average price of $5136, this Grand Cru uses the Pinot Noir grape and is one of the few that has its popularity increasing along with its price in the market. The Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny has a very pure and significant ethereal and floral taste and feel about it, and is one of the top most-loved wines in Chambolle- Musigny.
4. Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru
Made of the most famous white wine grape currently out there, Chardonnay, the Grand Cru is another exceptional wine that has a vintage touch to it. The grapes for this wine are grown for a very small part in the Domaine Leflaive vineyard, which makes it a rarity but also a luxury for anyone who can afford it for a special time, preferably over chicken and turkey. This drink brings together vintage, elegance and as the saying goes, only gets better with time and age.
3. Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru
Another brilliant French wine, this red wine uses Pinot Noir grape for its production. It is most expensive wine in Chambolle- Musigny. This wine also won the award of Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin back in 1967 for its exceptional taste and rich smell. The wine is known to have a gentle smell, not too strong, not too light, but the taste is excellent and intense, enough to make sure you can never have enough of it. This wine goes best with duck and goose to eat.
2. Egon Muller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
Using the Riesling grape, the finest white wine grape variety out there, this wine is the most expensive wine in Germany that is gaining popularity exponentially lately for its tag as the ‘Best known Saar wine,’ and the high cost that acts as a bait for everyone who doesn’t mind spending a little too much to ensure the experience of a lifetime. The grapes for this wine is grown in a small vineyard in Wiltingen with its soil perfect for the growth of the vines.
1. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee Conti Grand Cru
Known to be perhaps the most intense Pinot-Nair out there, this drink takes an average of 53 years to make and justifiably the most expensive wine brand, costing an average of about $14,000. It is a vintage wine and has a rich yet young taste that is undoubtedly unparalleled so far by any other such wine. Only 450 of this brand is produced in an entire year, making it a rare but elegant and the perfect drink for a very special occasion.
Now what makes these wines so expensive is the raw materials that go into its making. Another reason for the same has to be Veblen effect- meaning that more expensive things seem better to a customer than something tasting almost the same at a lower cost. That said, it cannot be denied that the wine that take a lot of time and resources to make are the ones that are sure to leave you wanting for more, especially when you have someone to share the occasion and drinks with!