Bottle of wine worth more than £1,000 sold at Darlington wine bar (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Bottle of wine worth more than £1,000 sold at Darlington wine bar
6:03pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
A DARLINGTON wine bar has sold a record-breaking bottle of wine worth more than £1,000 to a wealthy buyer.
Vesuvio, a wine merchant and bar on Houndgate, in Darlington, sold the bottle of Château Pétrus 1996 for £1,100, making it the most expensive bottle ever to be sold at the shop.
The bottle is a Merlot predominant blend from Bordeaux, in France, and is described as a wine with an impressively opaque purple colour, with sweet berry fruit and coffee scents.
The vintage bottle had been in the shop for a year and is seen as an investment wine which would increase in value.
However, the bar’s wine expert, Tom Lilico, believes it had been bought to drink.
It was sold to a man who wanted to buy a high end present for a friend, and the bottle was then shipped to Aberdeen.
Co-owner, Adrian Shield, said: “The guy didn't know anything about wine, but we made sure he got something really special.”
The most expensive bottle of wine now available at the bar is a £500 Magnum of Haut-Brion.
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