I really appreciate DRC when I get the opportunity to explore it, and I can appreciate and understand the incredible price that this label commands. To sort of celebrate my maiden trip to China last year to visit my client, he decided to open this bottle. It is a brandy made by Domaine de la Romanee Conti. An interesting spirits made from the skin, pulp, and seeds of the grapes that have been processed into wine. It is then distilled and aged in oak barrel. I drink vodka when I am not drinking wine, so I was a little apprehensive when he wanted to open the bottle. Not because of the cost (actually more affordable than DRC wine) but because I thought it will be lost on me because I thought I didn’t know how to appreciate it. Nonetheless, it was opened and I was offered a glass.
Guess what…it had me at first whif.