The most expensive bottle of bubbly champagne in the world is the 2013 Taste of Diamonds priced at $2.07 million a bottle. It is essentially a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Grand Cru Chardonnay. The taste has touches of floral, is refreshing and it has a somewhat creamy texture with a light, yet elegant finish. The reason for such a hefty price tag is the bottle, no less. The logo has been handcrafted from 18-carat gold, accented by a brilliantly sparkling and flawless 19-carat white diamond. It replaces the Swarovski crystal that is customarily placed there on standard bottles.
The ornate bottle itself was handcrafted by Alexander Amosu, who also affixed the jewels onto the bottle by hand. It is a one of a kind creation, especially due to its gold logo and bright, dazzling diamond. The magnificent opulence of the bottle can be forgone for a standard bottle, minus the diamond and gold logo, priced at a mere $211! Nevertheless, the uniqueness and exclusivity of the container are alluring, and the value of the bottle will hold steady over the years, possibly even increasing in value.
There are those who will only be too willing to spend a substantial fortune investing in the heavenly bubbly. In France, the preparation and the lengths they go to in order to create the perfect bottle of bubbly starts right from the selection of the grapes, cultivation, ageing, pressing and right through to storage. The Champagne appellation is guarded jealously and kept close to the chest. The 2013 Taste of Diamonds is champagne at its very finest. Whichever bottle you opt to choose; the $211 one, or the $2.07 million bottle, the taste is the same. Consistently voted the best champagne in France, the quality of Taste of Diamonds is unmatchable.