Thieves steal 1,000 bottles from Burgundy winery

Thieves have stolen over 1,000 bottles, many of them grand cru, worth more than £100,000 from Domaine Forey in Burgundy.

The burglary took place earlier this month and, as reported by Decanter, saw the thieves make off with wines from multiple vintages and climats, the majority of them premiers and grands crus such as Clos Vougeot, Echezeaux, Morey-St-Denis and Vosne-Romanée and including many large formats.

The domaine’s Hong Kong importer L’Imperatrice said in an Instagram post said that owner Régis Forey was “heartbroken” and it was not just the “economic damage” that was so awful but the, “the cost included in the work that went into making these wines along with the vision and patience to cellar them for over 20 years”.

L’Imperatrice and UK importer Georges Barbier have also issued a list of the wines stolen (below).

If anyone is approached by someone offering wines from the list it should be reported to the authorities.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time a renowned estate or even a fine wine merchant has been targeted by thieves. Château Palmer, Yquem, Jacques Selosse, Berry Bros & Rudd and others have been hit over the past few years by gangs in what police have often described as “professional” jobs by thieves who know what they are looking for.

 

Bouteilles Capsules congés de 75 cl
Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017 6 bouteilles
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2017 84 bouteilles
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2017 92 bouteilles

Bouteilles Capsules neutres de 75cl
Vosne Romanée 1er cru « petits Monts » 2017 96 bouteilles
Vosne Romanée 1er cru « Gaudichots » 2017 240 bouteilles
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2017 240 bouteilles
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2017 240 bouteilles

Magnums capsules neutres de 150 cl
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2017 6 magnums
Clos Vougeot Grand cru 2017 3 magnums

Jéroboam caisse bois de 3 litres
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 1999 1 jeroboam
2004 1 jeroboam
2005 2 jeroboams
2006 2 jeroboams
2007 1 jeroboam
2017 3 jéroboams

Echezeaux Grand Cru 
2004 1 jeroboam
2006 2 jeroboams

Vosne Romanée 1er cru « Gaudichots » 2006 1 jéroboam
2017 3 jéroboams

Vosne Romanée 1er cru « Petits Monts » 2005 1 jéroboam
2006 1 jéroboam

Nuits St Georges 1er cru « St Georges » 1998 1 jéroboam
1999 2 jéroboams
2002 1 jéroboam

Nuits St Georges 1er cru «St Georges » 2005 1 jéroboam
2006 1 jéroboam

Nuits st Georges 1er cru « Perrières » 1998 1 jéroboam
2002 1 jéroboam
2006 1 jéroboam

Morey St Denis 1er cru 2005 1 jéroboam

Nuits St Georges 2002 2 jéroboams
2004 3 jéroboams
2006 1 jéroboam
2007 1 jéroboam

Vosne Romanée 2002 2 jéroboams
2004 3 jéroboams
2007 1 jéroboam

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