Domaine de la Romanée Conti is the most expensive wine producer in what tends to be the most expensive wine region in France -- heck, in all the world. Burgundy is rare, fickle and, when it’s good, exceptional. It’s no surprise that the wines of Burgundy would be included in this list. The inheritance laws have broken up vineyards into ever smaller plots; restricting supply as each producer vilifies and bottles their own small slice of the coveted crus.
In the case of DRC, supply is not exactly the problem. Now that is not to say that production is huge (it’s obviously not), but there is a fair amount of wine to go round. The most expensive red wine from the DRC line-up is the wine from the Romanée-Conti vineyard, where annual production hovers around 500 cases. A bottle of the 2006 will set you back some about $5,000, if you’re lucky! Looking to experience DRC on a budget? Good luck. The least expensive offering in 2006 is the Echezeau bottling, which is clocking in at close to $400 a bottle. A bargain!