Champagne is the best spirit to have when the party is getting started. If it’s for New Year’s or for that long sought-after promotion at work, or even if it’s just for settling down at home for a quiet celebration— why not crack open a bottle of the best champagne on the market today? Here are the top ten most expensive champagne bottles in the world.
Imagine holding the bottle of champagne from another era, taken from the carcasses of ships from centuries past. Sounds like a fantasy, but it has become a reality. For $14,181.81 a bottle, you too can bask in this fine luxury and vicariously reminiscence in the old days of the sea.
The 1928 Krug has established itself as a bottle of historical champagne. The summer and harvest of that year attribute its fine taste and fermentation and being stowed away from that year until, during the World War II era, this champagne has certainly earned its $21,200 price tag. Enjoy a sip of its rich past.
Following another historical story, are the two Don Perignon used to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great. Enjoy a sip or two of this fine champagne, only two of its kind rediscovered in 2008 in a New York auction. These classy bottles go for $42,350.
Armand de Brignac
The original Armand de Brignac bottle boasts a unique opaque gold finish with its signature ace of clubs insignia emblazed on the front of the bottle. A beautiful champagne bottle like this has one its place in the luxury world of champagne for its attention to detail and unique expression. The largest bottle sits at 15 liters and costs $90,000.
Clicquot was part of a rare collection of old champagne bottles found in the Baltic Sea, excavated from a shipwreck that happened in 1841. Although the Veuve Clicquot is still a brand considered elite by many, the rarity and historical significance of these bottles leaves the price tag on these artifacts of bubbly at $34,000.
Louis Roederer, Cristal Brut 1990 Millennium Cuvee Methuselah
The Louis Roederer is yet another champagne bottle found in the remains of old ships wrecked by the merciless hands of the sea. Its high price of $18,800 is a testimony to its rarity, but the size it boasts is even more so. The Louis Roederer is six liters, which is eight times the normal size. There are only 2,000 of these bottles produced in this size.
1820 Juglar Cuvee
As mentioned above, champagnes are no stranger to undersea escapades bringing back treasures of the past. The 1820 Juglar Cuvee is no exception. Priced at $43500, this expensive champagne is from the House of Juglar, a historically aristocratic family. The bottles were excavated from the ruins of a ship tossed about at sea and finally sinking to the depths.
Armand de Brignac Rose
The Armand de Brignac is a classic champagne bottle and for those who prefer their champagne bottles to take on a pinkish sheen, the Armand de Brignac is an elegant choice. Like the original Armand de Brignac, the Armand de Brignac Rose maintains the original flare with a hint of rosy color. Priced at $275,000, this bottle is perfect for a Valentine’s Day evening.
Taste of Diamonds
It has been said that champagne is like “tasting the stars”, but the Taste of Diamonds has an irresistible ring to it that every luxury champagne enthusiast must try. The Taste of Diamonds bottle has a unique, almost futuristic bottle, holding one of the world’s most luxurious champagnes. The price for this sleek wonder is a whopping $2.07 million.
Dom Perignon Rose Gold Methuselah
Another of the world’s finest champagne brands has made it on the list, however not necessarily for its rich history as much for its unique color. For those who love rose gold, Dom Perignon has crafted a floral hued bottle. These quaint bottles are $49,000, a fine Valentine’s Day bottle of champagne for that special someone.
Champagne bottles are for those special occasions, to be opened up at celebrations and promotions. Nothing is better than popping open a rare champagne bottle or storing it in a collection of rare objects. Why not pop open a bottle of the world’s finest champagnes in the world’s best bottles? The life of luxury awaits!