Saint-Émilion's Most Expensive Wines

December 08, 2017

The Right Bank appellation of Pomerol is home to Petrus, one of Bordeaux’s most expensive wines; but how does neighboring Saint-Émilion measure up when it comes to price? Pretty well, depending on your point of view.

Nestled in the Right Bank of Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion continues to command some of the highest prices in the world. The surrounding area is a complex medley of gravel, clay, sand and limestone; this, along with great winemaking, is responsible for the great wines found in this region. Although it's not only the wines that are special – the medieval village of Saint-Émilion is itself a registered Unesco World Heritage site.

The following list attempts to shed some light on the 10 most expensive wines based on average prices across Wine-Searcher. Although some of them fully embrace the exorbitant – but not wholly unjustified – Bordeaux pricing, others may pleasantly surprise, offering classic Bordeaux at a fraction of the cost. Indeed, the very last entry is almost a quarter of the price of the first – if you are a Right-Bank aficionado with a penchant for the rich, rounded reds of Saint-Émilion; there are deals to be had without forgoing quality.

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