Have you ever thought which wine would buy if you won the lottery? It is clear that in addition to the usual, but rather than bottles or boxes, in pallets, we should probably go for one of the most expensive wines in the world. At least one bottle of some of those wines attached to a prohibitive price which only a few privileged ones can enjoy some time in their life.
I already have my Christmas lottery numbers (as I have notice that the EuroJackpot pass by every week) and have I started to investigate which ones are these wines so expensive. As you can see I feel very optimistic about the whole matter. Specifically, at clubdarwin.net web page I have found a list of the 10 most expensive wines in the world.
Not to be a tough nonconformist but the first name on the list, Château Lafite Rothschild, and the accompanying exorbitant amount: nothing more and nothing less than 166,000 Euros, have given to me the drive enough to go start a search online to confirm such disbursement for just 75 ounces of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
On the website of the winery there is no price information, very elegant, but on Uvinum you can find some of the vintages between four hundred and up to twelve hundred Euros. It is not as bad as it seems. For example, regarding 2011 vintage you can buy it for almost two hundred Euros less now, as its price has dropped from six hundred to four hundred twenty. What a bargain! Those lucky enough ones to win anything in the lottery, but not the main prize, can go for the second wine from the house which is also a little cheaper: Carruades de Lafite 2009.
In the second position of this ranking we have Bodegas Vega Sicilia. In the above mentioned web they explain that someone have come to pay fifty thousand Euros for a bottle. $ 65,000 for a double magnum from 1986 at an auction held at the Naples Winter Wine Festival Miami.
Following the list we can find: Massandra a Russian wine with a Ukrainian origin (43,500 Euros); Penfolds Grange Hermitage, Australia (30,000 Euros, which make of it the most expensive wine of that continent), Petrus, from France (15,000 Euros) and Romanée Conti, a French white wine which can be tasted for 7,000 Euros a bottle.
Screaming Eagle U.S. (4,500 Euros) remains in seventh place followed by Château Margaux, French and with a price according to the list: 1,750 Euros approximately; Perrier Jouët (1000 Euros per bottle for the world's most expensive sparkling) and finally, in tenth place, another Spanish wine: Pingus, a thousand Euros a bottle for this Ribera del Duero with Danish essence.