What is the most expensive wine? How Much & WHY!?
Reportedly, the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold in the world was a 6-liter flask of 1992 Screaming Eagle, sold at auction back in 2000, while the wine wasn’t even 10 years old.
If you’re wondering why, you’re in the right place.
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First what is Screaming Eagle?
Screaming Eagle is California’s original cult wine. It is produced in very small quantities 500 to 850 cases per year (6,000 to 10,000 bottles), from a small vineyard in Napa’s Oakville appellation. The is made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon-and sells upon release for upwards of $3000 a bottle. It is the most expensive wine made in the United States.
Screaming Eagle was established by owner Jean Phillips in 1986, but he was initially selling grapes to other Napa wineries and he made his first wine under the Screaming Eagle label in 1992.
So that record-breaking bottle of wine was of the first vintage, before the estate became famous, making it extremely rare.
Famous wine critic Robert Parker rated this first vintage at 99 points out of 100, starting the cult status of the wine which has since then been scored the perfect 100/100 points for 1997 and 2007 vintages.
Now, the wine was a large format bottle, 6-liter bottle which is extremely rare if not unique.
And to be precise, the wine was sold at auction for a charity causes which probably explains why someone spent half a million dollars on that bottle of wine.
It sold for a record: $500,000 )half a million dollars).
Still, it’s reportedly again, the most expensive wine ever sold in the United States (US), the world, and in History.
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