Top 10 Most Expensive Red Wines in 2021

It isn’t an aspiration to a connoisseur’s taste that drives one to purchase a bottle of expensive wine. With cost that can convert the mortgage for weeks or month, or even the whole loan, investing into these classic wines is considered a fantastic investment.

CNBC reported that good wines are, in fact among those best-performing luxury assets which values reaching up to 25% last year. According to The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, wines topped artwork, jewellery, coins and other luxury assets with huge differences in the chart.

This listing is focused on the most expensive wines you should try out in 2021. The very best vintage red wines are extremely exclusive and also available in the market for 2021. So, we have split the list between low five and high five which shows the difference in the pricing.

Rather than just listing out the list of expensive wines that you can’t get your hands on, Listorify wants the readers to know that the wines are limited edition but it is also available in the market. Even if you’re no able to purchase them right away, but you can buy the in coming years.

So, let’s move on to the list

10. Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru 1949

Place: Cote De Nuits, France
Price: $5,921

The wine estate produces one of the excellent Pino Noir using the Biodynamic method which was spearheaded by their owner, Madame Leroy. The method has been used for generations to cater exclusively for the ones who are wealthy enough to pay for this wine. The production of this wine is limited where only 700 bottles are produced each year.

Richebourg is well known for its own plump, muscular Pinot Noir and could be cellared for years. They produce excellent collection while maintaining their pricing. This wine is one of their low-end wine which made it to the 10th spot of our list. The wine can be consumed on casual days.

9. Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru 1990

Place: Cote de Nuits, France
Price: $7,447

The producers are the same as the wine listed #10. Domaine Leroy is a well-known brand within the expensive wine space. Although a little pricier compared to its 1949 counterpart, 1990 is harvested from the exclusive vineyard of Pinot Noir of Chambertin Grand Cru.

Domaine Leroy’s red wines are known for their extraordinary scent of red cherries, plums and sweet and earthy spice. The Chambertin Wine is proven to be rich in flavour with its rich ruby colour. It is absolutely mindblowing in what the 1990 has to offer.

The vineyard also produces regular vintage for only $42,88 with 900 bottle production per year.

8. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru 1990

Place: Cote de Nuits, France
Price: $11,720

A Pinot Noir from Le Musigny vineyard in the heart of Burgundy, the classic traces its origins into some young led who wed a local ethnic women of Musigny in 1924. The guy received part of Cambolle Musigny vineyards as a down and that’s when Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier was founded.

The narration has nothing to do with all the classic’s taste. But, it somehow provides a wonderful romantic touch to the nectar of love for the wine. Everything that you’re curious about is that only 380 bottles and is made every year.

As the weather was hot with less flowering compared to the previous year 1989, it gave the grapes more of everything which includes concentration, flavour and excess of tannin.

If you ever come across this fantastic red wine in any of your friend’s or relatives cellar, make sure get to taste it.

7. Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru 2012

Place: Cote de Nuits, France
Price: $14,436

The Domain Leroy Musigny often described as something magical which is rich in minerals. There are some describes it as a cornucopia of flowers which are extremely delicate with silky tannins.

2012 is regarded as one of the least favourable harvesting season in Cote de Nuits due to inconsistent flowering and hot summer. However, it created the robust flavour of this vintage wine. As the wine is produced by one of the famous vineyard, there is no doubt that every drop of this wine is worth the money spent.

6. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru 1990

Place: Burgundy, France
Price: $21,216

DRC is one of the world’s best wine producers and has won numerous awards over the years. How can we miss out the expensive and most importantly available red wines? 1990 was a spectacular yea which had great climate changes which led to healthy grapes harvesting.

The Clive Coates considers that DRC red wines to be the most aristocratic and the best example of Pinot Noir. When we compare other red wines of 1990, DRC tops them.

5. Cheval Blanc 1947 St-Emilion

Place: Bordeaux, France
Price: $135,125

There are only two wines that were given Class A status in the Classification of Sain-Emilion Wine, and Cheval Blanc 1947 is one of it. This three little wine bottle was purchased in 2006 at San Francisco for an outstanding price.

In 1947, only 100,000 bottles of the wine were produced and only a few survived till now. The wine has 50:50 blend of both Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

The year the grapes were harvested was considered hot weather which helped in getting a good amount of crops with high sugar levels.

4. Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951

Place: South Australia, Australia
Price: $38,420

Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1951 is one of the most expensive Australian wine which ended up with a Wine collector during an auction at MW Mines in Adelaide. Only twenty bottles were produced.

The wine is a blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

3. Chateau Lafite 1787 

Place: Thomas Jefferson’s Cellar
Price: $156,450

One of the most expensive classic bottle of wine. Although the production of this wine still remains unknown, it is believed that the vintage wine comes from Thomas Jefferson’s cellar.

Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States and also an ambassador to France. According to history, it was believed that he spent much time visiting Bordeaux and Burgundy vineyards to add up to his wine collection.

Although some experts are still sceptical about the historical story of 1787, Malcolm Forbes, publisher of Forbes Magazine did not bother about what experts think and purchased Chateau Lafite 1787 in 1985.

2. Chateau Margaux 1787

Place: Thomas Jefferson’s Cellar
Price: $225,000

One of the most expensive wine that perished due to a waiter’s mistake. It was another collection of Thomas Jefferson. The wine was knocked off accidentally during a Margaux dinner at the Four Season Hotel.

The wine was actually insured and the owner, William Sokolin, New York wine merchant. Although the wine was actually valued at $500,00, the insurance company only paid $250,000 for spilt wine. This devalued the real value of the wine to $250,000.

1. Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992

Place: Napa Valley, California
Price: $500,000

The most expensive red wine is none other than the famous Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992. It is pretty surprising for such a young wine could become the most expensive wine in the world. Actually it was due to the charity event the wine was auctioned. The exclusive red wine recorded the highest price of $500,000 at the Napa Valley Wine Auction in 2000.

The vineyard the wine was produced, Napa Valley is known for the exquisite and unique “Napa Cab”.

These are the most expensive red wines in the world. Do you ever thought of buying any of these wines?

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Naomi Turner