If the price of these wines is beyond the average cost of a house, it has not deterred people from buying such rare vintages that belonged to the kings or one of the world invaders, and some of them are even saved from a shipwreck at the beginning of the last century. Some claim that a bottle of wine is more than what is seems and that is a work of art.
Romanée Conti 1945 – This wine was produced during World War II. Bottle, quite rare wine, a US collector paid 123,900 US dollars.
Chateau Lafite 1787 – bottle is a part of the collection of Thomas Jefferson and has his own characteristic initials. Forbs have paid 160,000, and the estimated present value is 315,000 US dollars. This wine, at least for now is not for drinking but it is only a part of a large collection of Forbs.
Heidsieck 1916 – Lost in a shipwreck, this bottle was part of a shipment of Russian royal family in 1916, and found from a ship tracker in 1997. The value of the bottle is 275,000 US dollars.
Château Cheval 1947 – bottle was sold for 304,375 US dollars. The current owner is anonymous collector from Switzerland. It was purchased at auction in Geneva.