$170,000 in wine stolen, huh? So that must be like, a TON of bottles stolen. Probably a whole truck. What’s that? 380 bottles? Oh. With a little effort, I could fit that in a standard SUV.
It all makes sense when you realize it was bottles of Chateau d’Yquem (pronounced DEE-kem). Made in Bordeaux, d’Yquem is known as the very best dessert wine in the world, hands down. If the grapes aren’t good enough in a given year, they literally won’t make any wine. They won’t even sell the grapes or juice to anyone else. They just trash it. They’re that serious about it. So serious that bottles average $546 (see wine-searcher.com). I’d probably have to steal some too.
As a related point of interest, Dr. Vino posted a list of the top 12 wine heists on his website today. Enjoy.