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Top 10 most expensive wines

For wine collectors, the appeal lies in being able to amass a diverse collection of wines made from different grape varieties, regions and vintages. There is a certain luxury in acquiring distinct bottles, some of which are rare and rather valuable. For some oenophiles their collection consists of popular wine brands. For others who can afford to enjoy one-of-a-kind varieties, collecting these bottles comes with a four-figure price tag. Here’s a look at some of the most desirable—and expensive—wine bottles currently on the market.

The Most Expensive Wines in 2016

10. Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley, USA
Average Price: $2,880
This Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the top five wines produced in Napa Valley. Priced within the top 20%, it is also the fourth most desired wine from the region.

9. Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru

 

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: Côte de Nuits, France
Average Price: $2,896
This is La Romanee’s most popular wine and is one of the top Vosne-Romanee wines on the market. This is also the second most expensive Pinot Noir they’ve produced in La Romanee and its price continues to escalate.

8. Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru

 

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: Côte de Nuits, France
Average Price: $3,728
This is the third highest-rated Gevrey-Chambertin. It is also the most expensive bottle from Domaine Leroy, with its average cost increasing each year.

7. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru

 

Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Region: Côte de Beaune, France
Average Price: $4,360
This Chardonnay is the most popular of the Côte de Beaune. It has a 96/100 average score among vintages and has won numerous awards compared to other wines from the region.

6. Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

 

Grape Variety: Riesling
Region: Mosel, Germany
Average Price: $4,930
Mosel’s second most expensive Riesling is becoming more and more popular amongst wine drinkers. Its price has remained steady over the years and its 1959 vintage scored a perfect 20/20 by Jancis Robinson.

5. Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumiere Musigny Grand Cru

 

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: Côte de Nuits, France
Average Price: $5,135
Another fine Pinot Noir, it is Chambolle-Musigny’s second most expensive wine. It continues to rise in cost and is one of the top five highest regarded wines from the Chambolle-Musigny label.

4. Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru

 

Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Region: Côte de Beaune, France
Average Price: $5,835
This is the highest-priced white wine from Côte de Beaune. It’s a Chardonnay that continues to grow in popularity, as well as in price.

3. Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru

 

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: Côte de Nuits, France
Average Price: $6,237
Chambolle-Musigny’s most expensive wine, this Pinot Noir is the third most popular wine under the Musigny moniker.

2. Egon Muller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese

 

Grape Variety: Riesling
Region: Mosel, Germany
Average Price: $9,170
Saar’s second most popular Riesling, it is Germany’s most expensive white wine. The price has also continued to escalate with its popularity.

1. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee Conti Grand Cru

 

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: Côte de Nuits, France
Average Price: $13,109
One of the most awarded vintages, this is by far the most expensive Pinot Noir in the world. Critics have ranked it as the third best French wine.