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20 most expensive wines in the world

Last updated on: January 1, 2013 09:19 IST

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The attraction of these wines is not in consuming but collecting. These wines sell for exorbitant prices simply because they are rare and that factor appeals to collectors.

Let's take a look at 20 most expensive wines in the world.

Source: wine-searcher.com

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Image: Traditional fiascos (bottles) of chianti wine are seen at the 'L'e'Maiala' restaurant in Florence, Italy.
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Henri Jayer Richebourg Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France

Average price: $14,395

Maximum price: $22,976

Global rank: 1

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Image: A woman attends the Vivanda Taste the Med food festival as glasses of red and white wine are placed on a display table at Ta' Qali outside Valletta, Malta.
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Henri Jayer Richebourg Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France

Average price: $11,823

Maximum price: $38,500

Global rank: 2

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Image: A vendor serves hot wine at a traditional market near Strasbourg Cathedral, France.
Photographs: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

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Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux, Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru, France

Average price: $5,436

Maximum price: $13,261

Global rank: 3

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Image: People attend the official launch of the 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau in the centre of Lyon, France.
Photographs: Robert Pratta/Reuters

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Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune, France

Average price: $5,264

Maximum price: $8,478

Global rank: 4

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Image: A saleslady cleans a display inside a wine shop in Manila, Philippines.
Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

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Egon Muller-Scharzhof Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, Mosel, Germany

Average price: $5,247

Maximum price: $13,261

Global rank: 5

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Image: A couple tastes wine during the Wine Festival at an open-air museum in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Photographs: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

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Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune, France

Average price: $4,293

Maximum price: $11,890

Global rank: 6

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Image: A model holds a glass of red wine during the Vinitaly wine expo in Verona, Italy.
Photographs: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

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Domaine Georges Roumier Musigny Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France

Average price: $3,848

Maximum price: $15,084

Global rank: 7

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Image: A woman tests a glass of red wine at the Vinitaly wine expo in Verona, Italy.
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Georges et Henri Jayer Echezeaux Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France

Average price: $3,648

Maximum price: $8,377

Global rank: 8

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Image: Carlee Donohue pours samples of rare wine at an auction in New York.
Photographs: Mark Dye/Reuters

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Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France

Average price: $3,007

Maximum price: $11,862

Global rank: 9

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Image: A man arranges bottles of wine in a bar in Dubai.
Photographs: Abdullah Muhsen/Reuters

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Petrus, Pomerol, France

Average price: $2,688

Maximum price: $34,963

Global rank: 10

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Image: A wine expert places bottles of wine on display in a shop in Casa Bianchi in San Rafael, Argentina.
Photographs: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters
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Krug Clos d'Ambonnay, Champagne, France

Average price: $2,677

Maximum price: $5,994

Global rank: 11

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Image: Iva, a wine expert from Bulgaria, checks wine in a cellar at Zumot winery in the outskirts of Amman, Jordan.
Photographs: Ali Jarekji/Reuters

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Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache Grand Cru Monopole, Cote de Nuits, France

Average price: $2,553

Maximum price: $13,261

Global rank: 12

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Image: People drink wine in Lyon, France.
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Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, US

Average price: $2,412

Maximum price: $11,913

Global rank: 13

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Image: A worker harvests grapes in a vineyard at the Nipozzano castle, Italy.
Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters
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Le Pin, Pomerol, France

Average price: $2,292

Maximum price: $12,630

Global rank: 14

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Image: Mariann Lau serves glasses of wine in Las Vegas.
Photographs: David Becker/Reuters

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Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France

Average price: $2,281

Maximum price: $9,365

Global rank: 15

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Image: Employees close bottles of wine in the cellar of Chateau Le Puy in Saint Cibard, France.
Photographs: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

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Domaine Faiveley Musigny Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France

Average price: $2,212

Maximum price: $11,232

Global rank: 16

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Image: A Chinese wine producer from Shanxi province serves visitors in Hong Kong.
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Domaine Leroy Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France

Average price: $2,120

Maximum price: $5,619

Global rank: 17

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Image: An expert tastes wine in London.
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J-F Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune, France

Average price: $2,087

Maximum price: $5,619

Global rank: 18

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Image: A woman fills glasses with sparkling wine in Verona, Italy.
Photographs: Paolo Bona/Reuters

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Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France

Average price: $1,876

Maximum price: $7,492

Global rank: 19

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Image: Bottles of wine are displayed in Barcelona, Spain.
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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Ermitage Cuvee Cathelin, Rhone, France

Average price: $1,837

Maximum price: $3,672

Global rank: 20


Image: Wine bottles are displayed at a Saigon Coop supermarket in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Photographs: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters

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