Domaine de la Romanée Conti
What more is there to say about this Domaine that hasn’t already been waxed poetic on again and again? This is the most coveted and expensive wine on the planet. And not just because of slick marketing or some nouveau cult following. This is the original cult wine, dating back to the 13th century when monks decided to plant Pinot Noir in the hallowed earth of St. Vivant. Year after year, for centuries, this land has produced the finest examples of Pinot Noir in the world. Indeed, if Burgundy is the standard by which other Pinot Noir is measured, then Domaine de la Romanée Conti (DRC), is the standard by which all other Burgundy strives to be measured. All its wines come from Grand Cru vineyards; the only Domaine in Burgundy able stake that claim. A bottle of DRC in one’s collection instantly places it in rarified air, imbued with the highest credibility, awe, and envy.