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If You Have An Extra $20,000 To Spend Tonight Head to Bailey’s Prime Plus

Bailey’s Prime Plus on Park Lane has acquired a phenomenal bottle of wine.  A 1961 magnum of Chateau Petrus, which they are selling for $20,000 to the first guest willing to buy it.  Included with the bottle is a 5 course dinner for up to 10 guests.  Only 3500 total cases of this impressive Bordeaux were made in 1961, only a few large format bottles.  It received a 100 point rating from Robert Parker.  Bailey’s purchased it from a private collector who promised it was stored in optimal conditions since they purchased it in the late 1980’s from Sotheby’s.

  • Andrew Chalk

    This is what I call a reasonable markup. The retail on that bottle is about $16,500 so they are only marking it up 20% over retail. And they give you, and some 9 friends, some victuals for the trouble of picking it up.

    If only all wine markups were so reasonable.

  • MiF

    Here’s to hoping that the bottle isn’t counterfeit:

    http://www.slate.com/id/2256775/

  • MiF

    The invoices, which Slate has examined, contain staggering quantities of celebrated wines, an astonishing 87 percent of them in large-format bottles (which are rarer than standard 750 ml bottles and are particularly prized by collectors). One hundred and seven magnums of 1961 Pétrus.

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    How many magnums of ’61 Pétrus can be out there?