We all know that moderate drinking of wine provides good health in the long run, great to know - it has anti-aging effects and reduces risks of heart diseases. Isn't it great when you discover that something you enjoy could actually lead to better health? But what about owning the world's most expensive wine, do you think the unbelievable price tag comes with a liquid of immortality?! Not close, since the bottle is actually undrinkable.
This bottle was a Bordeaux, a 1787 Chateau Lafite, and, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, 18 years later it still is the world's most expensive bottle of wine. Its great age alone would have ensured a good price but what gave it its special cachet, especially to American collectors, and ensured the record price tag ($160,000) were the initials Th.J. etched in the glass.
“1787 Chateau Lafite” The most Expensive Wine ever sold is originally bought by Thomas Jefferson in France.
When he was ambassador to France he spent much of his time visiting the vineyards of Bordeaux and Burgundy, buying wine for his own collection and on behalf of his friends back home. He is also associated with two other bottles of very pricy wine, a 1775 Sherry ($43,500) and the most expensive white wine ever sold, a 1787 Chateau d'Yquem ($56,588).
Château Lafite Rothschild is a wine estate in France, owned by members of the Rothschild banking family of France since the 19th century. The name Lafite comes from the Gascon term “la hite” meaning “small hill”.