Romanee Conte, 2000 Vintage…Nearly Priceless

IMGP0081 734679We visited the cellar at this Relais and Chateau property, Domain du Mont d’Arbois in Megev, and I asked if he had any Romanee Conte. “Oh yes,” said Francois, “more than a few cases.” This wine is the ultimate treasure for wine lovers. It’s so rare and is only made in a tiny little square of Burgundy, and goes for 2000 Euros a bottle. Even if you’re very rich, it’s hard to buy because there is so little made each year.

Here he holds a bottle from the 2000 vintage, the stuff that would make wine snobs salivate. At the table I was asked if I was into wine. “Not really, ” I answered, “I drink cheap wine. But I do love the idea of seeing the most expensive and coveted wine in the world right here in this cellar.”