Most Expensive Old White Wine

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Most Expensive Old White Wine

We have a new record for the most expensive old white wine.

A 200-year-old bottle of wine brought a new record and it is the most expensive bottle of white wine ever sold.

We all know that alcohol can be expensive. There are some exceptions to this, of course. Your local liquor store definitely has a few select wines that cost only a few dollars. But you can find in that store brands priced at more than $1000, too. Some people spent $150-$350 for a bottle of Dom Pérignon, but you will be shocked to see how much money can spent some wine collectors.

Wondering how much the bottle is worth? Keep reading we’ll get into detail!

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The 1811 Chateau d’Yquem was bought for 85,000 euros by a private collector, named  Christian Vanneque, the former head sommelier at the Michelin-starred Tour d’Argent restaurant in Paris .

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Chateau d’Yquem wine has never been cheap. I found out that the previous Most Expensive Old White Wine - EALUXE.COMworld record was an 1887 bottle bought for around 69,000 euros . In 1811 the climatic conditions have been excellent and it was a year that also saw the Big Comet pass, an event that is believed to increase a wine’s quality. According to those who wrote about the record it has only been tasted on three occasions, each time receiving five star review out of five.


After he bought it, Vanneque told Reuters “It was not just purchased as an investment – it is also going to be an enjoyment. I dihad no idea it was the most expensive white wine ever sold when I purchased it, but I did know it was the most expensive wine I had ever paid for. I’ thinking to open it in six years to mark the 50th anniversary of when I began work in Paris and share it with my wife, brothers and friends — I already know what the menu will be.”

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You may be crazy to spent so much money, but there are many reasons someone might invest in a wine collection. It can be a quality investment as most wines increase in value with time. Most of people consider wine an art form, and for them buying a bottle means buying a piece of art.

This bottle is displayed in a bullet-proof showcase where the temperature and hydro-metrically are controlled for the viewing pleasure of diners at Vanneque’s restaurant in Bali.

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Although it is the most expensive bottle of white wine ever sold, red wines are Most Expensive Old White Wine - EALUXE.COMsold for even more. The Guinness Book of Records, said that the most expensive bottle of wine was sold for 217,000 euros and it is French Cheval Blanc from 1947.

Although wine is one of the most elegant liquids one could consume we always advise our readers to consume it rationally; even if it’s the most expensive bottle of wine in the world!

I hope you enjoyed our article about the Most Expensive Old White Wine. Please tell us what you think. Would you spent so much money on a bottle of wine ?



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