Most Expensive Wine in the World

Tangled vines, deliriously complex reds, and bright whites that wash the palate clean - the world of wine is a heady one to say the least. From the world's most expensive wine to the supermarket shelf; wine comes in many forms to fit almost any budget. Expensive bottles of wine are complex and offer a myriad of flavors to roll around the tongue. From grapes grown on sacred vines to bottles that come with first class flights to Bordeaux - take a whiff of the world's most expensive wines.

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

The 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon is the world's most expensive bottle of wine. Although it's a young cabernet that hasn't had decades to collect dust on the shelf, the jammy nose and toasted oak smoked notes are enough to make your mouth water. Unraveling all the flavors of this expensive red wine is a feat that could last forever. Layers upon layers build to a climax of creamy cassis fruit, plush berry core, and intensely rich purity that coats the throat in loveliness. At a charity auction in the rolling hills of Napa Valley - a 6-liter bottle of this prestigious wine was auctioned off for half a million dollars.

1947 Cheval Blanc

A fresh clear perspective comes from tasting one of the most expensive wines in the world. This intense imperial bottle of Bordeaux is hailed as one of the greatest wines that ever lived. 1947 was claimed to be a darling year in the sommeliers calendar; and with the post-war European boom, the world certainly had something to celebrate. Yet the 1947 wine was a happy accident of nature; it's a wine full of flaws and faults that somehow turned out to be beatific. It's a wild wine to taste; silk, peppered mint, a dram of soil, high toned spices, vanilla kiss and even a seam of violet woven in. At nearly three hundred thousand dollars a bottle - be sure to make every drop a dream.

Chateau Margaux Balthazar 2009

Since the 17th century Chateau Margaux have been perfecting their grape to bottle creations and wowing the regal world with their results. There is no reason to doubt why their 2009 Balthazar is one of the most expensive red wines in the world. While it is a pricey wine coming in at almost two hundred thousand dollars you get plenty of bang for your buck. Purveyors of this fine wine will be flown first class to Bordeaux. On arrival, you will be taken on a private tour of the cellar door. Discover the secrets of French finesse and enjoy a gourmet dinner on the estate with the head winemaker.

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 1990

One of the world's most expensive wine brands, the Domaine de la Romanee -Conti is beloved by Sotheby's and sommeliers across the far-flung globe. young, rich, and highly untamed are the labels we love to attach to such a sweetly decadent wine. The reason this wine fetches a grand price of over ten thousand dollars a bottle is the scarcity of the soil these vines flourished in. In the 18th century the archbishop of Paris even declared this wine to be folds of satin and silk inside a bottle. A perfumed burgundy with floral notes and a sensual smile - this is what makes a beautiful expensive French wine.

Chateau d'Yquem 1787

The most expensive bottles of wine in the world tend to be red. Those dark fruits ruminate with the tannins over time to create complex notes. White wine is a more fleeting thing; the clean diamond bright palates dance quicker. Yet this rare 1787 bottle proved the wine world wrong when it was uncovered and sold for a hundred thousand dollars. The vines in the estate of this fabled expensive white wine are said to be precious thanks to their high acidity, longevity, and because ‘noble rot' creeps in which only serves to intensify the dramatic flavors. This expensive wine is well worth tracking down just to hold a piece of perfectly poised natural history.