Everyone loves Burgundy wines. But it’s mainly their prices that are being talked about now. “It’s too expensive” is the litany we hear most often. But who is too expensive for whom? We tried to understand and find out.
Like Bordeaux, which is only perceived through one or two hundred great châteaux when it has thousands, Burgundy is increasingly perceived through a few dozen stars whose prices are reaching new heights. There is no point in doing an article on Dureuil-Janthial who sells Rullys at thirty euros or a Facebook post on Boris Champy’s Hautes-Côtes. It won’t get many clicks and likes. On the other hand, a 2015 Romanée-Conti sold for 31,620 euros during the dispersal of the cellar of the restaurant Le Laurent last June, or a 2006 jeroboam of échezeaux by Jean-Yves Bizot sold for 41,752 euros on the Idealwine platform in November 2021,