Wine making is a delicate art and some brands have mastered this art and taken it to an entire new level. The sheer quality of their product is the reason for the craze among collectors world-over for a bottle of wine from such makers. However, sometimes this leads to the extraordinary situation where the price of some wines are more talked about than the wine itself. Based on average prices of several vintage bottles, one can find how costly a wine brand truly is.
Here are the top 10 most expensive wine brands of the world in 2017 along with the average price of their bottles.
List of the world’s top 10 most expensive wine brands in 2017
10. Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon – (Price $2,880)
One of the most highly rated wines from the Napa Valley is also one of the most high-priced ones. Made from cabernet sauvignon grape, one of the most famous grapes used for red wines, these are one of the most sought after wines from the entire Napa valley region. Produced in small quantities by Screaming Eagle, the wine is consistently one of the most expensive in the entire United States. Screaming Eagle is famous for producing vintage wines and has a cult following in California.
9. Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru – (Price $2,983 – $5,500)
Regularly producing the most popular wines from the La Romanee region, Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair have admirers from all over the world. Although the Liger-Belair family has had vineyards since the 19th century, they started producing on a commercial scale only in 2000. Producing a wide range of premier and grand cru, the brand has huge potential for further growth.
8. Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru – (Price $3,719 – $21,972)
Leroy wines have been steadily increasing in price over the last few years. Sourced from the Cote de Nuits region in France these wines are made from pinot noir grapes. The variety used to make red wine is said to have a unique charm that has made it popular across vineyards globally and pinot noir wine is best enjoyed with lamb.
7. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru – (Price $4,534 – $39,893)
Another French wine on our list that comes from Cote de Beaune, this wine is made from Chardonnay grapes – a variety which is the most popular choice for making white wine. Making this wine is said to be more complex and needs a lot of dedication from the winemaker to bring out the intrinsic quality and aromatic flavors of this wine.
6. Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslee –( Price $4,930)
The 1959 vintage of this wine was given a perfect score of 20/20 by Jancis Robinson and is said to have an incredibly rich flavor. This wine made by the most famous winemaker in Germany, Joh. Jos. Prum, the Riesling wine comes from the Wehlen village beside Mosel. The Riesling wine, made by families who have been in the business for hundreds of years, is gaining popularity among consumers and collectors alike. The wine is made from Riesling grapes – a variety of German origin and is great for making white wine.
5. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumiere Musigny Grand Cru –( Price $5,135 – $14, 207)
Another wine from the Cote du Noits, this brand also uses pinot noir grapes. However it stands apart and justifies its price through its incredible taste and unforgettable aroma. The wine has been rated by many critics as one of the top five Chambolle-Musigny wines which are reflective of the highly sensitive chemical balance that has been maintained in the wine to bring out the character of the grapes used.
4. Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru – (Price $5,757 – 14, 003 )
Created by arguably the most important winemaker in Cote de Beaune, Domaine Leflaive, the 2010 vintage of this wine got an impressive 19/20 from Jancis Robinson. Made from the viticulturally challenging variety Chardonnay, it is said once you get hooked on it, there is no going back as any other wine would appeal to your palate. With fresh fruity notes combined with a nutty quality that has a distinct aroma, it is no surprise people find this wine so delicious and addictive.
3. Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru – Price $5, 463 – $21, 972
Undoubtedly the most costly wine from Chambolle-Musigny, this grand cru is made from the finest pinot noir grapes grown in the Cote du Nuits in France. With primarily herbal and spicy aromas that should be easily identifiable, this wine grows and develops more complex favors with age. The incredibly difficult winemaking process involved releases fermentation flavors into the wine as the sugars react with the yeast adding to the flavor profile of the wine.
2. Egon Muller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese – (Price $7,923 – $21, 622)
One of the best wines originating from Germany, this wine has been praised by critics for being the best Mosel wine available today. Made from the beautifully scented and light skinned Riesling grapes, the wine is one of the finest in the world. It is said tasting this Riesling wine involves your nose more than your tongue because the wine has a discrete sweet and fruity aroma with citrus overtones. However, you might smell totally unexpected aromas and that is one of the charms of this unique wine.
1. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee Conti Grand Cru – (Price $13,346 – 68, 045)
Widely considered to be one of the greatest wine producers, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti bottles carry hefty price tags unmatched by most brands. One of the scarcest and most costly pinot noir wines out there, this rare elixir is one of the most sought after red wines in the entire world. Making wines with incredibly complex characteristics, the brand has won hearts all over due to its perfect balance of aroma and taste that is instilled in every drop of this extraordinary French wine.
The wines featured on our list are truly lavish liquids meant for privileged tongues. The business of fine wine has been going on for ages and has withstood recessions and economic downfalls. With quality like this, it is no surprise people who truly love wine, are willing to pay the price.