Top 10 most expensive wines sold at auction

19th May, 2014 by Lauren Eads

4. Chateau Lafite’s 1869 – £136,000 ($230,000)

In 2010 three bottles of Chateau Lafite’s 1869 vintage sold for $230,000 each making it the world’s most expensive standard sized bottle of wine ever sold. All three were bought by the same buyer at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong which saw almost 2,000 bottles of Lafite shipped in to be sold. The oldest bottles, from the 1869 vintage, were estimated to sell for up to HK$60,000 each (£4,599), which makes its eventual selling price all the more remarkable.


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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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