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What’s the Most Expensive White Wine in the World?

"What’s the most expensive white wine in the world?"

There are wines which can cost more than a mortgage payment and still be of value. Those are the rare and sought after wines of Burgundy from producers such as Domaine d’Auvenay, Domaine Leflaive, Domaine Coche-Dury, and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. While all of these wines are worthy of long and dense books, here’s our shortlist of the greatest white wines in the world and the vintages to drink, don’t buy, or hold. 

Top Vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet 

2018

Round and rich. Hold.

2017

Young and sharp. Hold. 

2016

Was not made due to hail. 

2015

Rich and ready. Drink.

2014

Highly collectible. Hold.

2013

Highly collectible. Hold.

2012

Honey and toast, delicious. Drink.

2011

Drink.

2010

The best of the decade. Hold.

2009

Big and buttery. Drink. 

2008

This is a problematic vintage with oxidation. Don’t buy. 

2007

Great vintage. Drink or hold.

2006

This is a problematic vintage with oxidation. Don’t buy. 

2005

This is a great wine but there are some problems with oxidation. Drink. 

2004

Great vintage. Drink or hold. 

2003

This is a problematic vintage with oxidation. Don’t buy. 

2002

Rich and round. Drink. 

2001

This is an amazing wine. Drink or hold.

2000

This is a great vintage too. Drink. 

1999

Rich and exotic. Drink.

1998

This is a problematic vintage with oxidation. Don’t buy.

1997

This is a problematic vintage with oxidation. Don’t buy.

1996

This is one of the greatest white wines of all time. Drink or hold. 

1995

Drink.

1994

This is a problematic vintage with oxidation. 

1993

Drink.

1992

In the perfect place. Drink.

1991

Good but not great. Drink.

1990 

This tastes almost like d’Yquem. Drink. 

1989

A bucket list wine. Drink.

1988

This can be a gamble, but when great, it delivers. 

1987

A gamble. Don’t buy. 

1986

This is a wine of the century. 

1985

This is a once in a lifetime wine too.

1984

Don’t buy. 

1983

This is still fresh. Drink.

1982 

Rich and nutty. Drink.

1981

Too much risk. Don’t buy. 

1980

Too much risk. Don’t buy.

1979

Invite us over please. 

Coming soon:

Top vintages of Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne 

Top vintages of Domaine Leflaive Montrachet 

Top vintages of Domaine d’Auvenay Chevalier Montrachet




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