Top 10 Most Expensive White Wines in the World

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White wine is produced only by green grapes. A grape cluster produces a glass of white wine while four clusters can produce a whole bottle.

Nebuchadnezzar is the name of the largest bottle of white wine. It holds 15 liters of that crisp and buttery goodness of a white wine or an equivalent of 20 regular-sized wine bottles.

10. 1811 Chateau d’Yquem

Deemed the world’s most expensive bottle of white wine, the 1811 Chateau d’Yquem sells for $117,000 American dollars. It is known for being very sweet and enjoyable to sip on – if you have the kind of cash to buy a bottle. The reason why this wine carries a hefty price tag is because it was made during the Napoleonic wars, in the year of the great comet, and has aged graceful despite what it has been through. When poured into a glass to sip on, the wine comes out a dark, sparkling amber or bronze-like color.

The dark color of the wine was not always a characteristic of the 1811 Chateau d’Yquem. In fact, at the wine’s earliest age, it is a sparkling pale shade of gold. This expensive bottle of white wine offers hints of saffron, honey, pineapples, and lime, and is crafted using sauvignon blanc (20%) and semillon grapes (80%). If you are ever gifted this wine or splurge for a bottle yourself, make sure you savour every drop of this lavish beauty.

9. Domaine Leflaive Batard Montrachet

Sitting in second place, the Domaine Leflaive Batard Montrachet from France is priced at $5,923 American dollars. While it is not as expensive as the 1811 Chateau d’Yquem, it is among some of the most expensive bottles of white wine on the market. It is made with superior quality grapes and offers wine connoisseurs hints of lemon and hazelnut with each sip. The Domaine Leflaive Batard Montrachet is of the chardonnay family and holds a beautiful yellow tint to it when poured.

8. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet

Slightly less expensive than the Domaine Leflaive Batard Montrachet, the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet is priced at $4,810. It is from the chardonnay family, and is also deemed the world’s most delicious wine. It occupies several aromas of honey, vanilla, smoky butterscotch orange peel, pear, and graphite that tantalize the taste buds as you sip away. And, if this wine couldn’t get any better already, it offers a superb glittering yellow hue with shades of green – a beautiful wine definitively.

7. Coche-dury Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

A wordy wine from France, this chardonnay wine can be purchased anywhere between $2,302-$3,000. Wine critics are quick to call this a delicious wine no matter the year the bottle was made in. This wine is produced in the Domaine Coche-Dury wine house, a place known for its yearly production of 3500 cases of wine, and wine that is lively and tasty for any occasion. Furthermore, the Corton-Charlemagne, where this wine is made, ferments wines like this one in roughly 40% oak and they spend about 16 months fermenting before they are bottled unfiltered.

6. Domaine d’Auvenay Criots-Batard

The Montrachet Grand Cru wine takes the cake once again in the wine world with its $2,300 bottle of white wine. This wine is considered to be a delicious and delicate wine and certainly one of the best out there. The French vineyard in which this wine is produced in, is a warm and sunny place and so the exposed grapes make a very aromatic wine because of this.

5. Domaine Ramonet Montrachet Grand Cru

Another amazing chardonnay wine, the Domaine Ramonet Montrachet Grand Cru takes sixth place for being one of the most expensive wines on the market. A bottle of this white wine can be purchased for $1,257, and offers wine drinkers lemon and citrus notes which complement its soft yellow hues. The place where this wine is produced, in the Montrachet vineyard, is where some of the world’s most expensive wines are made – hence the hefty price tag. The Domaine Ramonet Montrachet Grand Cru is the perfect wine to pair with cheese or fruit. It is also reported that this particular wine needs at least 20 years of aging to taste its very best!

4. Prieur Montrachet

This white wine can be purchased for $1,000 a bottle, and is from the country France. Those who sip it will be delighted to know it offers aromas of juicy peaches, honey, lemon, and even menthol, for a surprising zing taste. It is considered a medium-bodied wine that can be enjoyed with fruit, nuts, cheese, and sliced meat, but it is not overly heavy so it is still an elegant wine to be savored. The Prieur Montrachet, when poured, is a beautiful, buttery golden color that pleases the eye.

3. Chateau Haut Brion Blanc Pessac

Just sitting under $1,000 per bottle, the France native wine Chateau Haut Brion Blanc Pessac, is a full-bodied juicy wine that offers hints of white peach, macadamia nut, chamomile, green plum, blanched almond, pear eau-de-vie, and tangerine. It is the perfect summer sipping wine, if you want to spend $1,000 on a bottle. The bottle it comes in distorts the wine to look apple green, but once poured, it comes out shimmery white and full of flavour. The heavyweight and length of this wine allows for sipping all day long. This is a wine that will bring a lot of value and taste to your home wine collection.

2. Marques De Murrieta Cast Ygay Bl

A Spanish white wine blend that is not too badly priced at $549.97. Standing unique from the French wines that have taken over this list, the Marques De Murrieta Cast Ygay Bl is a exquisite white wine with just enough bite. It has hints of verbena and mushrooms, and just enough acidity to give it sharpness. While it is not as sweet as some of the other white wines above, its earthier tones set it apart and make it a delicious, powerful, unique white wine. It is certainly a bold wine that will leave your taste buds tingling for more.

1. Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame

This lovely white wine is priced at $130 per bottle. It is a blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, and offers a soft gold color with hints of jade. A quick glance at this wine and you will be mesmerized over its crystal-clear appearance and bubbles. Without giving it a swirl in the glass, wine drinkers will pick up floral scents. However, once swirled, the wine starts to develop a citrus and sweet almond scent and taste. The more this wine is agitated, the more delicate and interesting flavours are released. One sip of this wine and you will notice it is soft and smooth, making it the perfect sipping wine that never loses its length.