Most expensive wines in the world

“Weather conditions of the vintage, winemaking techniques and the renown of the producer all go into how a wine is priced. Some bottles, however, have a Je ne sais quoi, a rare magic that makes them irresistible to wine lovers and can send their value to astronomical prices.”

– Andrea Marino, Cult Wines Senior Fine Wine Buyer

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Highly priced and highly sought after, these are the wines most coveted by collectors and connoisseurs around the world. The reds, whites, Champagnes, and dessert wines that top the lists of most expensive wines represent the acmes of oenology, the truest expressions of terroir and masteries of craft that have built the reputations of iconic producers and their famed vineyards for centuries. 

Most expensive wine performance

For the most expensive reds and whites, look no further than Burgundy. The region has produced all of the top five most expensive red and white wines, with Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru topping the list for reds at $42,095* a bottle and Leroy Domaine d’Auvenay Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru taking the number one spot for whites with bottles at $30,796.*

Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru

Fewer than 100 cases of this legendary Grand Cru are produced per year. Average price across all vintages: $41,034.

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Domaine d’Auvenay Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru

Another great wine by Lalou Bize-Leroy, the “queen of Burgundy”. Average price across all vintages: $31,724.

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Domaine d’Auvenay Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

Burgundy winemaking at its highest and purest expression. Average price across all vintages: $24,728.

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Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee Conti Grand Cru

Historic, exclusive and desirable. One of the most enigmatic and emblematic names in the wine world. Average price across all vintages: $24,787.

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Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru

Produced from old vine Pinot Noir grown in the prestigious Musigny Grand Cru vineyard. Average price across all vintages: $19,533.

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Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru

Crafted by one of Burgundy’s most renowned domaines of white wine since 1717. Average price across all vintages: $17,145.

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How to add the world’s most expensive wines to your wine portfolio

As both an investment and a status symbol, it’s a life goal for many wine lovers to own a case of one of these iconic wines. It’s rarely where they start though.

In the CultX app, you’ll find some of the most expensive wines in the world  alongside the rising stars and future classics that could provide even better opportunities for appreciation over time. From Domaine Leroy to the smallest artisanal producers, register with CultX today to discover the fine wines that meet your investment goals.

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"Now that Burgundy has become the height of wine fashion, the prices of Burgundy’s most revered wines, grands crus from the top-drawer producers, have leapfrogged those of the Bordeaux first growths in the last few years."
Jancis Robinson

* Past performance is not indicative of future success; the performance was calculated in USD and will vary in other currencies. Any investment involves risk of partial or full loss of capital.
** Wine-Searcher, all prices are as of 28 September 2022

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