Did you know that the top most expensive champagne out there is worth $2.07 million? Funny and surprising but true, as it is known as 2013 Taste of Diamonds. This champagne is a mixture of the Pinot noir, Pinot Meunier, and Grand Cru Chardonnay. The high price tag here is not just due to the bottle's content but also the bottle itself, as its logo design is handmade with 18-carat gold, which is then emphasized on a 19-carat diamond (white).
Whenever it comes to cheering a particular event or occasion, the first thing we usually think of is to pop a bottle of champagne. Champagnes are generally known to be sparkling wines that are gotten from grapes. They are produced in France, in a region known as champagne. To get a wine or drink that can be regarded as champagne (especially in Europe), it has to meet some specific standards. These include; following some vineyard procedures, obeying some particular rules, and observing other requirements and traditions formulated to retain the name (champagne).
During the 17th century, champagne has been known to be related to royalty, and it has grown to become more popular with all kinds of people around the world.
Champagne, however, right from time has been a deluxe drink meant for the royalties; I mean, some bottles of champagne cost a fortune that you only see them in possession of famous and rich people. Not that the middle-class man is forbidden to access this kind of champagne, but he or she will have to save up enough, probably a few months' salaries, to be able to get hold of those exclusive bottles of champagne.
Having looked at eight (8) most costly champagne bottles across the globe, here is a table highlighting these brands as well as their corresponding prices.
|List Of The Most Expensive Champagne Bottles||Price Tags|
|2013 Armand de Brignac 30-Liter|
|2011 Armand de Brignac 15 Liter|
|1996 Dom Perignon Rose Gold Methuselah|
|1820 Juglar Cuvee|
|1959 Dom Perignon|
Other expensive champagne bottles out there worth mentioning include;
Moving on, here's is the list of the world's most costly champagne bottles in 2022.
The number one on the world's most costly champagne bottle list is 2013 Taste of Diamonds going to a whopping price of $2.07 million, making it the top most expensive up to date. As mentioned earlier, it is a mixture of the Pinot noir, Pinot Meunier, and Grand Cru Chardonnay. According to the champagne maker, it offers a refreshing flora and a creamy texture. And of course, this ends with a classy and light finish.
Champagne's business news had it that 2013 Taste of Diamonds won the "best taste" in 2012, and this is obviously because of its dreamy flavors.
The Taste of Diamonds champagne comes with a superman-style logo made of 18-carat of gold. It is handcrafted and a prominently fixed white diamond that weighs 19 carats at the center of the bottle where the Swarovski crystal sits typically. However, the bottle is not left out in the branding as it is crafted by Alexander Amosu, who is known mainly by those used to customizing blackberry and iPhones.
This is the second most expensive champagne bottle going for a massive sum of $275,000.
Armand de Brignac is traded in opaque metal bottles, and this exclusive wine is produced by cattier.
After the 15-liter bottle was created, it took less than two (2) years for Jay-Z (who in November 2014 bought the champagne brand) to come up with the gigantic version of the Armand de Brignac bottle (the 30 liters), and this is equivalent to forty (40) standard bottle size.
This is a fifteen-liter bottle of wine created by the combination of champagne and rap music. This was an opportunity where the owner of the brand, Jay Z, expands his business.
You probably think that the bottle of wine is too much, but think about how long one of those would last in an exclusive pool party with over a hundred people present.
The brand Armand de Brignac however, is also known as Ace of Spades by lots of people.
This champagne bottle goes for a vast sum of $90,000, and with this price tag, it is the 3rd world's most expensive champagne bottle.
Moving on to number four (4) on our list, we have the 1996 Dom Perignon champagne (Rose Gold Methuselah).
You should know about this champagne that only 35 of this champagne has ever been sold.
The Dom Perignon Rose Gold Methuselah is plated in gold and comes in a 6 liters' bottle.
The Dom Perignon Rose Gold Methuselah is also said to be stylish, powerful, and radiant. With a whopping sum of $49,000, you might be able to acquire one of the 1996 Dom Perignon if you are lucky.
The high price tag here is not just because of the barnacles forming a crust around the bottle. It's more of a resurrection champagne version idea.
In the 1840s, the Juglar house ceased to exist. Still, with a spirited bottle like this one, they were able to gain passage into the modern-day life and, of course, into the houses of current auctions with busy halls, as the 1820 Juglar Cuvee bottle was able to overcome a sea limbo following a ship breach.
The 1820 Juglar Cuvee champagne goes for a tremendous price of $43,500 per bottle, and it is the 5th most costly bottle of champagne on earth, right now.
The next most expensive champagne bottle out there is the Dom Perignon.
In 1971, assorted bottles of the Dom Perignon rose chilly vintage were ordered by the Shah of Iran to be served at Persepolis's grand festivities. The festivals were held to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of discovering the Persian Empire made by the great Cyrus.
Two of the celebrated vintage of Dom Perignon rose in 2008 were auctioned in New York city by Condit and Acker Merrall at a whopping price of $84,700, this meaning that one could be saved up for investment while the other to be indulged.
The champagne costs a vast sum of forty-two thousand dollars, and you might be wondering why. Well, this is a Dom, and thinking of it, no Dom is cheap. With the likes of Sinatra, Presley, Taylor, Day, Wayne, Dean, Monroe, and Ball been around during the year 1959, there is a history.
Even with your money, you have to be exceedingly fortunate to be able to purchase one of this as just about 306 bottles of the 1959 Dom Perignon were ever made, though were not sold officially.
Straight up to number seven, where we have the 1841 Veuve Clicquot.
Just like the 1820 Juglar Cuvee bottle, the Veuve Clicquot, though an elite trademark, worth a fortune, of course, an 1841 old bottle that pops out of a water depth deserves to be that costly.
So with the help of auctioneers like Condit and Acker Merrall, the hammer was brought down to seal historical proceeding. This piece worth thirty-four thousand dollars ($34,000), and it is the 7th most expensive champagne bottle out there.
Next on the list is the 1928 Krug.
This is a rich and unique fermented vintage wine created or produced in a beautiful summer of 1928 following an ideal harvest condition.
Krug was founded in the year 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug, who had a dream of connecting the special champagne to his name. The Krug house is one if not the only champagne house that makes the best significant Cuvees as this special champagne's worldwide status is based on unique expertise that has to do with excellence and patience.
The 1928 Krug contains three (3) significant varieties of champagne grape. It is usually detected by various fruits' aroma, including coca, orange, biscuits, and licorice.
With 1928 Krug, there an intense fruitiness echoing in the mouth, mixed with extraordinary freshness, and the climax is amazingly long.
I hope this was yet another informative piece. Men (especially the rich folks) don't mind spending a massive sum of cash purchasing a nice champagne bottle. It has become a known fact that these rich folks, without doubt, appreciate and enjoy the unique taste that comes with this exclusive champagne.
Champagne production is one tasking work to get done as it requires some special qualifications and extra efforts and diligence.
If a champagne manufacturer can create an international identity for himself, he gets to grab the attention of celebrity, wealthy patrons, and of course, royalties.