Burglars who stole $300,000 worth of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and Screaming Eagle wines from one of California's best known restaurants, The French Laundry, will find it hard to sell the bottles on, according to the restaurant's owner.
Burglars broke into Michelin-starred The French Laundry in Yountville, Napa, on Christmas Day and escaped with 76 bottles of some of the world's most highly rated wines. A full list of the wines stolen, published in the Los Angeles times, built-in bottles of DRC Romanee-Conti ranging from 2004 to 2010 inclusive, as well as La Tache dating back to the 1993 vintage and Screaming Eagle dating back to 1992.All the wines regularly sell for several thousand dollars per bottle. Los Angeles wine retailer Wally's was this week selling one 75cl bottles of Romanee-Conti 2004 for $10,500.Five bottles of Dom Perignon 2004 Champagne were also taken, suggesting the burglars knew what to pick from
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