10 Most Expensive Wines: A Connoisseur's Fantasy

10 Most Expensive Wines: A Connoisseur's Fantasy

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 22 March 2013, 12:36 Hrs
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Bangalore: Wine is most popularly derived from fermentation of grapes according to plebian beliefs. On the contrary, wine is also made from fruits, flowers, and herbs and not grapes only; rendering the latter versions to be named as Fruit wines.
The first known mention of grape-based wines in India is from the late 4th-century BC writings of Chanakya, the chief minister of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya. In his writings, Chanakya condemns the use of alcohol while chronicling the emperor and his court's frequent indulgence of a style of wine known as madhu.



Outstanding vintages from the best vineyards may sell for thousands of dollars per bottle, though the broader term "fine wine" covers those typically retailing in excess of US$30–50 but the wines mentioned in the list are the finest of its kind.
They say fine wine gets better with age, owing it to the phrase these bottles largely remain unopened by their owners lest the time is too early and the price on these bottles demands flawless precision. Read the list of most expensive wines; a window into a wine connoisseur’s fantasy, compiled by the Telegraph.



#10 Romanee-Conti DRC 1990



Price - $28,112



The 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti is a perfect drink from subregion of Burgundy, France. It engages the drinker with its titillating perfume of rosé petals, beef stock, soy, hoisin and raspberries. Wine from Romanee-Conti vineyard is the most sought after in the world, in October 2010, 77 bottles sold for a total of US$750,609 at auction.



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