In a heist that sounds far from elaborate, a woman distracted a liquor store cashier while two men reached into a cooler marked, “Rare Wines” and grabbed a couple bottles each. However, among the bottles stolen was a 1945 Mouton Rothschild valued at approximately $20,000. The wine, which scored a perfect 100 rating, is described by Robert Parker as:
…truly one of the immortal wines of the century. This wine is easily identifiable because of its remarkably exotic, over-ripe, sweet nose of black fruits, coffee, tobacco, mocha, and Asian spices. An extraordinarily dense, opulent, and rich wine, with layers of creamy fruit, it behaves more like a 1947 Pomerol than a structured, powerful, and tannic 1945. The wine finishes with a 60+ second display of ripe fruit, extract, and sweet tannin. This remarkably youthful wine (only light amber at the edge) is mindboggling!
Given the stellar review and the astonishing price tag, we can only imagine the thieves are tucked away somewhere prepping invitations for what promises to be a truly fantastic wine tasting party. Either that, or they intend to resell the wine and use the profits to buy about 1,000 gallons of Carlo Rossi.
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