Top 10 most expensive wines sold at auction

19th May, 2014 by Lauren Eads

7. Chateau d’Yquem 1811 – £70,000 ($117,000)

Christian Vanneque, a wine connoisseur, bought this 200-year-old bottle of Chateau d’Yquem 1811 for $117,000 in 2011, making it the most expensive bottle of white wine in the world. The restaurateur, who bought the wine from The Antique Wine Company, said he would be displaying the bottle behind bullet proof glass at his Balinese restaurant, Sip Sunset Grill. Just 10 bottles of the 1811 vintage were made, about 3,000 bottles, with just 10 now believed to exist worldwide.

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3 Responses to “Top 10 most expensive wines sold at auction”

  1. ken gargett says:

    that looks nothing like the bottles they recovered and is not even a champagne bottle??

  2. Anthony Rose says:

    ow’s about the case of 1978 Romanée-Conti that went under the hammer at Christie’s HK 22 – 24 November 2013 for £295,838?

  3. Anthony Rose says:

    Question to The Drinks Business: Is Massandra’s Sherry de la Frontera 1775 in fact a sherry?

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