Want some cheap ’61 Petrus?
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Now let’s see how much we can get a ’61 Petrus for. Bordeaux Index <link> have a bottle for £6,750. That’s nearly a third of the price the restaurant diner paid for the fake bottle. If you can afford some, it might be a good idea to check the cork!
Our punter went on to order a ’45 Mouton and paid £20,000. Wine Searcher suggests that he could have bought three, maybe four bottles of this fine drop for that £20,000.
I hope the food was good.