In life you usually get what you pay for, wine doesn’t quite work like that and PN certainly doesn’t, so the quest for the holy grail in wine goes on , good PN at a reasonable price.
The trouble with producers outside of Burgundy is the price of the better ones just keeps rising often without justice, NZ at one time thought to be the country to come to the salvation of PN lovers everywhere has seemingly split between not very good, green, PNs at the lower, up to 20 pound level and a lot more for their better wines above that.
The states is worse with some very good PNs but on a par price wise with Burgundy.
So the search has switched to South America, Chile, the eastern block countries and Germany and the Alsace, there are others on a limited scale.
Logically as climate change and suitable sites are constantly being discovered that will support PN the quantities will go up and the price should come down, time being the factor there.
Along with the fact that the mysteries of growing PN well are being uncovered.
As with other grapes PN will never be the same outside of those great sites in Burgundy, it isn’t for any other grapes either, that’s no big deal all versions can be as good in different ways as with Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon for instance, so if you still insist on that DRC benchmark for your PN you are going to have to pay for it.
Despite all that there are a few PNs that I have enjoyed at the lower end, TWS had a decent one from Chile , Concha y Toro Corte Marcelo Limarí Pinot Noir, no longer in stock, that one for the money was as good as your going to get for £8.50 and I am sure there are others