Producer, Scarcity, Vintage, Longevity and Critical Scores are five main factors determining the value of a bottle of wine. Based on these factors, we have ranked ten of the most valuable wines.
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The Worlds Most Valuable Wines:
Leroy Musigny Grand Cru, 2012:
A bio-dynamic winery does not use synthetic chemicals on vines. Furthermore, they integrate cosmic and astrological effects when tending the vineyard. Domaine Leroy is famous for the farming practices at the estate, which result in low yields. One of the best Musignys came from the 2012 vintage, despite the low yields that produced 2 barrels of wine. This wine matures young with a long life of up to the year 2045. It is an elegant wine with silky tannins and a delicate aroma. The wine got a critics’ score of 96 on wine-searcher with excellent reviews.
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Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, 1990:
Created by one of the best Riesling producers in the country, famous for top-quality Rieslings. The production levels at this winery are low and vary depending on the vintage. The wine from this estate is renowned for its balance and longevity- 1990 vintage is no exception. Wine produced by Joh. Jos. Prüm has consistently appeared on Wine-Searcher’s most expensive wine lists. This wine was number 7 in 2017 and is a favorite among connoisseurs around the world.
Domaine G. Roumier Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 1990:
Domaine Georges Roumier produces one of Burgundy’s high-rated and most expensive wine. The estate only produces 380 bottles of this wine per year, making it one of the most sought-after, and valuable wines. The 1990 vintage had a minimal yield, giving the grapes more flavor, lots of tannins and thicker skins, resulting in an exquisite wine. This floral, sweet wine has a long life of 10-30 years. Described as an outstanding Pinot Noir, a favorite with critics, earning a score of 91 on wine-searcher. This winery creates some of the worlds most valuable wines.
Château Pavie Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru 2005:
During production, tight restrictions are at play when producing Grand Cru wine. These restrictions distinguish Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru wine from the everyday wine. Due to the restrictions, Château Pavie has a low production of wine. The 2005 vintage only produced 7,000 cases, which can be kept for 100 years. A favorite with wine critics’, Pavie has an aggregate score of 95 on wine-searcher. Furthermore. it achieved a perfect 100 points from Robert Parker.
Fritz Haag Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Brauneberger Juffer 1971:
Fritz Haag is famous for producing wine that is intense and balanced in flavor. It is an old winery dating back to 1605. It is difficult to get wine from this producer because only wine from the finest years produces a vintage. For his luscious wine and wine production, critics score this vineyard between 84 and 98 points.
The estate only produces 380 bottles of this wine per year, making it one of the most sought-after, and valuable wines.
Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru 2014:
Domaine Leflaive is in Puligny-Montrachet, one of the most famous white wine producing regions in the world. This winery focuses on producing white wine from Chardonnay, representing the worlds most precious terroirs for Chardonnay. The vineyard is only 0.0821 hectares, so wine production is minimal. Meaning that finding the wine can be difficult and expensive. The complex and buttery wine got an aggregated critics’ score of 92 on Wine-searcher.
Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru 1949:
The winery produces only 700 bottles of wine a year, making this wine scarce and expensive. This full-bodied wine is valuable for two main reasons; its historical appeal since production was after world war 2, and the erratic weather patterns which plagued the vintage. Richebourg Grand Cru 1949 is a classic and savory wine. It got a score of 89 points on Wine Spectator.
Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru 1990:
This wine is a very rare find because this vintage only produced 2 barrels. This sophisticated wine is revered among critics. Partly due to attaining a score of 20/20 at La Revue du Vin de France. Moreover, Robert Parker scored it 100 points and the aggregate critic’s rating of 95.
Domaine De La Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti 1990:
Domaine De La Romanée-Conti (DRC) dates back to the 13th Century. Furthermore, they are Burgundy’s most famous wine producer. The vineyard is small (1.8 hectares) and produces 5,000–5,500 bottles of wine per year. 1990 was a good year, bringing forth a good yield of rich, healthy grapes. DRC ranked number 3 on The Worlds Best Wines list. This classic wine is a favorite among the critics with an aggregated score of 96 on wine-searcher.
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992:
Only 175 cases were available in 1992. At this time, Robert Parker rated this wine 99 points, granting it cult status. Furthermore, Sales are through an exclusive mailing list from the winery. At a Napa Valley Wine Auction in 2000, a bottle got sold for a whopping $500,000. Due to this sale, Screaming Eagle gained the world’s attention.
In conclusion, the wines listed above may not all be available for sale in the market. In the event they are available, they may be extremely pricey. However, you can use the five factors as a guide when you want to buy a valuable wine. These are the most valuable wines in the world. If you are afforded an opportunity to own one, we recommend you do so!