The world’s most expensive wine has officially been crowned by wine experts, who combed the Internet to find the highest-priced bottle.The winner of the prestigious fermented accolade is the 1985 Richebourg Grand Cru Burgundy, which costs €14,254 (approximately $15,000 USD). The wine was created by Henri Jayer, one of the world’s most acclaimed winemakers, who died in 2006.
The ranking, which was released by the U.K. website Wine Searcher, was created from a catalog of nearly 7 million wines and 55,000 wine merchants worldwide. Burgundy wines were one of the most prominent regions on the top 50 list, with six out of the top 10 wines coming from the region. Nearly all of the winemakers on the list were French, with four from Germany and one from California.
“As they say in this business, all roads lead to Burgundy,” Jeff Zacharia, president of Zachy’s Fine Wine, told Decanter.com. “The fact is that some of these wines are made in such minute quantities, the prices will reflect that rarity.”