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380 half bottles Chateau d’Yquem 2010 were stolen from the castle on the night of Sunday 9 to Monday, June 10, 2013. The loss exceeds 100 000 euros

Chateau d'YquemAfter castle Fourcas Dupre (Listrac) was broken into by a car ram and Palmer (Margaux) was burgled a few months ago, it was the turn of Chateau d’Yquen to be the target of Bordeaux burglars.

Approximately 380 half bottles of the 2010 vintage of the top 1st growth from Sauternes were stolen in the night from 9th to 10th June 2013 from the Chateau’s cellar in the Gironde.

The damage is said to be about 100,000 euros, as reported by a source close to the investigation, confirming information from sudouest.fr. Half a bottle of the world’s most famous 2010 sweet wine vintage cost around 330 euros.

According to the same source, the alarm would have worked but the thief or thieves had gone before the police arrived, shortly after.

The property, directed by Pierre Lurton, belongs to the LVMH group who confirmed the robbery without elaborating on the circumstances. The investigation was assigned to the brigade research company Gendarmerie Langon.

Source: LARVF.com
11th June 2013

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