Friday, March 4, 2011

Expensive Wines

Lets get classy and talk about wines, and their prices

1992 Screaming Eagle
around $80,000

At Auction Napa Valley 2008, a charity event, a lot of six magnums of Screaming Eagle were sold for $500,000. In addition to the wine, the lot included a dinner at the winery. The lucky purchaser was Chase Bailey, an executive at Cisco Systems.





1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Jeroboam
$114,614

Sold to an anonymous buyer at a Christie’s auction in 1997, this bottle comes from what is considered by wine enthusiasts to be one of the finest vintages of the 20th century.





 
“Th.J” 1787 Chateau Lafitte
$160,000

A bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafitte which sold at Christie’s London in December of 1985, this wine was originally reported to be from the cellar of Thomas Jefferson, the former US President, and this most expensive bottle of wine had the initials Th.J etched into the glass bottle. It made its way into the hands of American tycoon Bill Koch, who became suspicious of the origins of the four bottles he had purchased. Eventually, he instigated the investigation that debunked the supposed origin of what was, at the time of purchase, the most expensive wine in the world.



Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck
$275,000

These hundred year old bottles of Champagne from the Heidsieck vineyard in Champagne took over eighty years to reach their destination. Shipped to the Russian Imperial family in 1916, a shipwreck off the coast of Finland caused this champagne to be lost at sea until divers discovered over 200 bottles in 1997. Now they’re finally being sold—to wealthy guests at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow, at least. Of course, the wine’s extraordinary tale and incredible age are what makes it the world’s most expensive wine.

19 comments:

theoneblogger said...

quite a knowledge of fine wine

Freek said...

Hey, cool! Maybe if I hang out here I'll turn into a real knowledgeable gentleman, haha.

Ash said...

Vodka for the win!

Tyler Myer said...

Some crazy ish

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Raini said...

$275,000 for Champagne O_O amazing

Spongeworthy said...

What would wine that old even taste like? Would it actually taste better?

desperado said...

wow.

i like my 40$ bottle of merlot. :P

serious_nonsense said...

holy shit, 275k...

thatguy said...

Wow. classy stuff. haha.
Following. I like your blog's feel. ^^

ebm93 said...

Nice. Someday I'll collect this (if I can)

RedCom said...

Holy balls, expensive stuff

Jonesy said...

haha classy dude.. crazy stuff!!

Haunter745 said...

If I ever become rich I'll be sure to look into fancy wines.

ChuckyBalboa said...

i have like 10 of those in the cave under my castle .. Pff haha

Nero7x said...

most people read history, with these fine wines you can drink a little bit of history

Jack Forside said...

Wow!

Burger said...

Wow these are insane!

Stan Aunders said...

I wish I had the money

clique said...

You should buy me some.

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