17th March, 2017 by Natalie Wang - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Would you pay first-growth money for Chinese wine? We bring you the most expensive Chinese wines in a round-up that makes Lafite Rothschild look cheap.
Moët-Hennessy’s Ao Yun may be the most high-profile Chinese fine wine, but it’s far from the most expensive
For many people, whether to call China a quality wine producing country is still a big question mark, let alone paying the equivalent of first growth Bordeaux for a China-made wine.
Ao Yun, a high-altitude wine from Shangri-la in southwestern Yunnan province by luxury group LVMH, certainly set a record as the first Chinese wine traded on Liv-ex (at around £225 a bottle).
But when it comes to expensive Chinese wine – whether justified or not – Ao Yun doesn’t even come close, with the most expensive bottle reaching almost RMB 30,000 (£3,500).
Here, we’ve rounded up five of the most unexpected and expensive Chinese wines.