The nose behind the Richebourg Cru was a man named Henri Jayer, a legendary oenologist who produced “frustratingly small quantities”” of wine, and pioneered new grape farming and wine producing techniques.
While $15,000 is a lot of dough, it’s important to keep things in perspective. The most expensive wine ever sold was a 1947 Cheval-Blanc at a price of over $300,000. The wine was ranked the No. 1 most expensive wine in the world by the U.K.’s Winesearcher.