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8/9/15

Wines: Little-known Burgundy is world’s priciest wine at €14,254

A rare Burgundy has been named the world’s most expensive wine at an average price of more than €14,254 ($15,000) and, in a surprise to wine connoisseurs, it is not a Romanee-Conti.

Instead, the title of the priciest drop went to the 1985 Richebourg Grand Cru, from the Côtes de Nuit range, at €14,254 for a 75ml bottle, according to UK website WineSearcher, which released its annual list of the world’s most expensive wines this month.

It was created by Henri Jayer, a winemaker widely considered a visionary in the business who died in 2006 at the age of 84.

A Romanee-Conti, Burgundy's most famous fine wine, took second place, with the vineyard’s Grand Cru coming in at an average price $13,314 (€12,141) a bottle. There were two other Romanee-Conti’s on the list, in 17th and 30th place.

The only other non-French wine is Californian vintner Stanley Kroenke's Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon, coming in at 14th place with a $2,884 price tag.

But while the cost of wines on the list may seem on the steep side, they are nothing compared to the highest price ever paid for a bottle. That title goes to a 1947 Cheval-Blanc, sold for a staggering £192,000 €271,226) at an auction in Switzerland in 2010.

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