For anyone that is looking to indulge in life, it might be necessary to seek out an ornate bottle of champagne. Of course, a real bottom of champagne has to come from the Champagne region of France. Anything outside of this region is technically considered a sparkling wine, although many companies fudge the meaning and might still call itself champagne (after all, both sparking wine and champagne are essentially the same, outside of the location of origin). With this being said, however, for someone who wants to live large, there are some rather expensive bottles of champagne out there. This is a list of the top 10 most expensive champagnes found in the entire world.
10. Bollinger Blanc De Noirs Vieilles Vignes Francaises
$650 a bottle
The bottle, produced by the Bollinger company, is produced right in the heart of Champagne. With the bottle sitting at 500ML a bottle, it is the standard size with the average price per bottle pegged at $650 each.
9. Krug Clos Du Mesnil
$750 a bottle
This bottle is produced by one of the oldest champagne house in the entire world, so it has experience in producing quality champagne. The bottle comes not only in an elegant, yet traditional champagne bottle, but also in an accented wooden box. Of course, with a price of $750 per bottle, it made the list of most expensive champagnes in the world rather easily.
8. Dom Perignon
$1,950 per bottle
The number eight spot on the list makes a sizable jump up from number nine, and it is also one of the most famous bottles of champaign in the world as well. Dom Perignon has been around for centuries and it is the producer of vintage champagnes in every sense of the word. The bottle is beautifully crafted in order to set itself apart and comes from the Champagne house Moet & Chandon. For anyone who is looking to truly take in a world class champagne and one of the most famous bottles in the world, Dom Perignon is the champagne of choice.
7. The Krug Clos d’Ambonnay
$3,500 per bottle
The price per bottle is starting to escalate rapidly now, as every bottle is going to drastically increase in price. The Krug house of Champagne produces a wide range of champagne offerings with The Krug Clos d’Ambonnay serving as one of them. This particular bottle of champagne is going to run right around $3,500 per bottle, which is why it has ended up on the list as the most expensive champagnes in the entire world.
6. Perrier Jouet Champagne
$6,485 per bottle
While called a champagne, this is where the lines start to become fuzzy, because this particular bottle does not come from the Champagne regain of France. this means, technically, it cannot be called a champagne, but instead a sparkling wine. However, the production of the bottle is the same, and outside of geography, it is champagne all the way. The champagne though is made with some vintage liquors that is added into the fermentation process. This helps add a rather complex flavor to the bottle and gives it a unique taste that anyone who enjoys champagne is surely to take a liking to. Of course, the $6,485 a bottle is something that is truly going to set it on the most expensive champagnes list with the enlarged price tag.
5. The Champagne Cristal Brut 1990
$17,625 price per bottle
For someone who truly wants to splurge, the 1990 Champagne Cristal Brut is one of the most expensive bottles of champagne in the world. The champaign is also known around the world as “Methesulah.” The champagne, which again is technically a sparkling wine, comes in a beautiful decorative case and should only be served in the finest glass wear. Of course, for the price, you should be able to afford the finest glass wear.
4. Krug 1928
$21,000 price per bottle
For anyone who is looking for a taste of history, the 1928 bottle of Krug is where it is at. This bottle was produced using some of the very best grapes ever grown in the world. Of course, the bottle of sparkling wine first hit the markets in 1938, as it took 10 years to ferment and to reach the necessary age of release. Since then, it has drastically increased in both flavor complexity and value as well. This is why the price tag is set at $21,000. While this is one of the most expensive champagnes in the world, it is also one of the oldest, so someone obtaining the bottle is also paying for the 90 years that has passed since its production.
3. Dom Perignon White Gold Jeroboam
$40,000 per bottle
Now the price per bottle is starting to get into the full yearly salary of many individuals. This bottle is nothing more than elegant, as the bottle itself is something to behold. Of course, the name sake of Dom Perignon is something that is going to be truly marveled after. The bottle is rather rare to come by as well, as in 2005 it auctioned off for the $40,000 a bottle. This doesn’t mean it is obtainable at this price though. The bottle, located on the most expensive champagnes in the world list, might cost more, depending on where it is purchased.
2. Pernod Ricard Perrier Jouet
$50,000 per bottle
The champagne comes in a small pack of 12 bottles. Each small bottle is provided in a beautifully decorated case and is truly unique in every since of the world. Of course, at $50,000, it should be different from anything else money can buy.
1. Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck
$275,000 per bottle
So this is something that is not really going to be obtained by most individuals. There are many reasons for this. First, the bottle is now almost 110 years old. However, it was discovered in 1997 in a shipwreck, which allowed it to ferment longer at the bottom of the ocean.