Lucky diners given £4,500 bottle of red wine by staff member on ‘busy night’

The lucky customer at a Hawksmoor restaurant in Manchester enjoyed a pricy £4,500 bottle of wine.

This happened after a “busy night” in the restaurant where the member of staff mistakenly gave the wrong wine to a table.

And the customer – who had ordered a bottle worth £260 – was happy to drink the extortionate wine.

The bottle they had originally ordered was the Chateau Pichon Longueville Contesse de Lalande 2001, which is also a Bordeaux.

“Hope you enjoyed your evening”

Hawksmoor Manchester

Instead they were served a Chateau le Pin Pomerol 2001, which is priced at £2,000 online but can cost double at a restaurant.

Hawksmoor in Manchester tweeted all about the mix-up and told the worker who gave it away to keep their chin up.

On Twitter, they wrote: “To the customer who accidentally got given a bottle of Chateau le Pin Pomerol 2001, which is £4,500 on our menu, last night – hope you enjoyed your evening!

“To the member of staff who accidentally gave it away, chin up! One-off mistakes happen and we love you anyway.”

They sent the message online after realising the blunder had happened.

On the website vivino.com, reviewers described the bottle as “legendary” and a “once in a lifetime experience”.

Meanwhile, on wineinvestment.com the tasting notes are described: “A tremendous effort, this 500-case cuvee (one of Bordeaux’s original garage operations) is even better in 2001 than it was in 2000.

“Its deep ruby/plum/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary perfume of creme de cassis, cherry liqueur, plums, licorice, caramel, and sweet toast.”

They also list the “market place” for 12 bottles of wine as an eye-watering £36,500.

It is best-served with “all types of classic meat dishes”.

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