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Top 5 Most Expensive Champagnes

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Expensive champagne is a mark of high life and culture. It is something you see high society ladies sipping on daintily. 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.

Here are the 5 most expensive champagnes in the world that by virtue of their astronomical prices we assume are the best champagnes available to us.

Top 5 Most Expensive Champagnes:

1. Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck: Don't be confused by the name, this champagne was literally 'shipwrecked'. 200 bottles of this vintage champagne were found in a sunken German U-Boat in 1997 but the liquor actually dates back to 1907. Being preserved under the ocean waters for almost a century and having the good luck of chance discovery has shot up the price of this champagne to a whopping $275,000! Moreover you have to be the 'whose who' of the world to be even allowed to buy it as it was sold only to select people.

2. Pernod-Ricard Perrier-Jouet: It is a famous brand that produces some of the best champagnes in the world. The perks for buying this extremely exclusive series is that if you buy a set of twelve bottles for your cellar then you get to have the option for customisation where in you get to choose the exact taste and flavour of your champagne. It will cost you $50,000 for a dozen that comes to above $4000 for every bottle.

3. Dom Perignon White Gold Jeroboam: Are you rewinding your memory to when you actually picked up a bottle of this premium champagne for about 400 dollars? Actually you are not wrong because an average bottle from this brand can be bought for that price but what makes this the third most expensive champagne brand in the world is their exclusive series of best champagnes, one of which was auctioned out for $40,000 a few years back!

4. 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; makes it worth the $21,000.

5. Cristal Brut 1990 'Methuselah': Obviously has to be special if it is sitting on the fifth position in this list and costs $17,625 per bottle! It is a limited addition series that goes straight into the collector's champagne cabinet. It was sold for a record amount some time back in 1995 to a wealthy chap who did not want to be named!

If you want to develop a good taste then follow these drinking tips and get a sip of the most expensive champagnes in the world.

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 12:23 [IST]
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