But, the Romanee Conti can cost anything upwards of a £1,000 for
just one bottle and is classified as one of the most expensive red wines in the world,
especially when you consider that a great vintage Romanee Costi could set you back £5,000
The Petrus winery is located in Bordeaux with
merlot being the dominant grape, whereas it is Burgundy
that produces the Romanee Conti red wine from the pinot noir grapes.
One of the reasons these wines are so expensive is due to the small amounts produced,
going for quality rather than quantity and of course this means that the demand is high.
There has always been a contest between Bordeaux and Burgundy, both of which claim to
produce the best wines in the world, and they are
probably both correct for their own distinct styles, even though Bordeaux is the most
famous wine region in France.
Apart from Petrus, Bordeaux also plays host to other famous wineries, such as Cheval Blanc
and Margaux, yet so does Burgundy with wines such as mersault also being produced in the
We thought we would provide you with some facts on expensive wines recently sold at
auction in the United Kingdom.
Two cases of 12 of the famous Chateau Cheval Blanc from the year 1947 sold at auction for
an incredible £71,000 to the same buyer from Asia.
More recently, but again in the year 2007, a case of 12 Domaine de la Romanee Conti
vintage from 1967 sold for a staggering £58,500 to an American private collector, making
this the most expensive case of wine sold at auction.
The case was just part of the sale of some very fine and rare wines, spirits and vintage
Port, which achieved over £590,000 in sales in just that one of these auctions!