10 of the most expensive bottles of wine ever sold

Sommeliers in San Francisco are interested in seeing and tasting the very best wines available around the world. Sometimes it's fun for wine experts to talk about the most expensive bottles and which wines are worth the cost.

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The following list of top 10 most expensive wines might raise some eyebrows because of just how expensive some of the entries on the list were. It's fun to see, though, and it might even give you an idea of bottles to look for if visiting a wine cellar in San Francisco.

Richebourg Grand Cru – 1985
This bottle is currently the most expensive on the market and goes for around $13,700 per bottle.

Krug – 1928
The 1928 bottle of Krug champagne has sold for more than $19,000, making it one of the most expensive bottles ever sold.

Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – 1941
This sold in 2004 for the impressive price of $22,300, making it one of the most expensive American wines ever sold.

Chateau d'-Yquem – 1811
This more than 200-year-old bottle of wine was sold to a private collector to display in his restaurant in Bali. It sold for an amazing $97,250.

Petrus – 1961
This bottle was sold at a Christie’s sale in New York and managed to go for more than $130,000.

Chateau Lafite- Rothschild – 1787
This particular bottle of Bordeaux sold for more than $140,000 because it was believed to be the property of Thomas Jefferson at one time.

Chateau Margaux – 2009
Thought to be one of the best wines ever produced, only six bottles were made. One sold to an Asian buyer out of Dubai for $158,690.

Chateau Margaux – 1787
This bottle was never sold, but it crashed into a tray and was broken before consumption. Merchant William Sokolin billed his insurance and managed to get $225,000 for the wine without making a sale at all.

Chateau Lafite Rothschild – 1869
At the time of sale in 2010, an Asian buyer spent $232,692 per bottle on a three-bottle purchase of this vintage.

Cheval-Blanc - 1947
This bottle of Cheval-Blanc was the only known one in the Imperial format and was sold for an astonishing $304,375, making it one of the most expensive bottles ever sold.

Taking Sommelier Wine Classes in San Francisco
If you’re interested in learning more about the very best wines, consider taking sommelier wine classes in San Francisco. You might even get a chance to go to a wine cellar and test out a range of wines while learning to understand more about this popular and fascinating drink. It’s amazing what a top-quality wine will go for at auction, and that’s because sommeliers in San Francisco and the rest of the world understand the true difference in quality.