Not all wines are created equally. Some are just straight-up better than others. Older wines are generally considered better and more expensive. Here are some of the greatest wines the world has to offer.
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Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Romanee-Conti Grand Cru
This French wine costs well over $10,500, and for good reason. Wine experts call this the perfect Burgundy. Made from at least 85 percent Pinot Noir grapes, the Archbishop of Paris himself dubbed it “velvet and satin in a bottle.”
Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux, Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru
Priced at over $6,300, this Burgundy is highly praised for its rich taste. The grapes used to make this wine can be found on a two-and-a-half-acre vineyard. The Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux wines are well-known amongst connoisseurs for being both rare and worth the price.
Egon Muller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
This is Germany’s most expensive wine, hailing from the famous Rheingau vineyard, along the Moselle River. Though often overlooked, German vintages are pretty majestic on the palate. In fact, wine experts gave a perfect score for the 2010 vintage of this particular wine.
Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune
A white wine from the ever-popular Puligny-Montrachet estate, this French creation takes into account science, specifically astronomy. Winemakers bear in mind lunar phases and planetary positions, and only the best Chardonnay white wine grapes in coming out with this divine drink.
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Bennett J. Kireker is from New York. In November 2013, he founded and began operating a quarterly ‘wine club,’ which has over 50 members to date. Learn more about wine by subscribing to this Twitter account.