World’s Most Expensive Champagnes

Expensive champagne is a mark of high life and culture. The best champagne in the world is a subjective choice because it cannot be judged purely on the basis of price. However, this is a subject that only connoisseurs know well so you have to trust their taste and turn out your pockets to acquire some of the champagnes we are about to describe.

Whenever we think of Champagne, the immediate connotation is that of sophisticated parties and extravagant celebrations, but for some people, a bottle of Champagne is more of an investment, for which they are willing to part with quite staggering sums of money. There are a number of examples of astonishingly expensive Champagnes the world over.

Cristal Brut 1990 “Methuselah” US $17,625: One on the most expensive bottles of Cristal to sell over the last decade was the 1900 Brut, dubbed the Methuselah, which sold for an impressive $17,625 to an undisclosed bidder at auction.

Pernod-Ricard Perrier-Jouet $50,000: Each of the 100 sets contains twelve bottles of fine, expensive champagne. Marketed only to the ultra-rich, buyers will have the chance personalize their drinking experience by choosing the liqueur used in the champagne—and they’ll have to fly to Eastern France to do so.

Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck $275,000: Of all the Champagnes produced in recent, or at least relatively recent years, to attribute an eye-popping price tag, the undisputed heavyweight has to be the collection of 2000 bottles of shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck. Not only is such Champagne valued for its quality, but also the intriguing and rather amazing story each bottle carries.

These highly prized bottles of Champagne were discovered in 1998, while exploring in the shipwreck of the Swedish freighter Jönköping which had met its demise in the Gulf of Finland. The 1907 Heidsieck sold for over $275,000 a bottle, making it by far the most expensive champagne the world has ever seen.

Dom Perignon White Gold Jeroboam $40,000: A limited edition bottle of Dom Perignon is one of the most expensive champagne in the world. Sold in three-liter bottles, the Dom Perignon White Gold Jeroboam was sold to commemorate the New Year. Much of its price, however, is surely due to the white gold bottle from which the expensive wine takes its name.

Krug 1928: Talk about quality vintage champagne and Krug it is. It claims to use the best quality grapes for fermenting this premium type of alcohol and the numbers of years behind it helps too. The grapes are ancient from 1926 and the champagne was produced in 1938. All this makes the drink worth its price of $21,000.