The police investigation continues but the owners of the Atrio de Cáceres hotel restaurant breathe a little more relief. As they have announced, José Polo and Toño Pérez have reached an insurance agreement for the millionaire robbery they suffered in their cellar when they stole 45 exclusive bottles of wine. Among them, 38 by Romanée Conti and the Chateau d’Yquem of 1806, which they got at auction at Christie’s.
The stolen wine in the Atrium that is already a legend, Château d’Yquem 1806
Due to a confidentiality clause, the amount of the compensation has not been revealed, but the value of these ‘jewels’ in Atrio’s letter was five and even six digits: 150,000 euros for the Chateau d’Yquem from 1806, a bottle that it was corked; 25,500 euros for the Montrachet Grand Cru 1999 Magnum; 12,500 euros each of the 38 Romanée Conti…
In a statement signed by the owners of the famous restaurant (two Michelin stars, three Repsol Soles and one of the best wineries in the world) and by the Sánchez Castañón brokerage, which has mediated with the insurance company, they consider “closed a matter that It has marked their lives and their professional work.”
However, the police investigations are still open and nothing has come out of the investigation of a robbery that was from the movie. A man and a woman asked for accommodation at the hotel in the early hours of October 26-27 and asked for something to eat even though the kitchen was already closed. However, the receptionist left his post to see if other employees could prepare something to eat, a moment that the thieves took advantage of to go down and enter the warehouse without forcing the locks, so they sense that they have used very sophisticated electronic means, according to what he said. then Jose Polo.
Atrio’s wine list has about 400 pages and more than 3,000 references, so its cellar is extensive. However, the thieves stole the most valuable bottles, so the owners suspect that it was an “order”.
The famous Chateau d’Yquem from 1806 was acquired by Polo and Pérez at an auction at Christie’s, a bottle with 216 years of history and a value that is not quantifiable. The bottle was broken at the end of the neck when it was installed in the container, but the contents were not affected. The wine had to be recorked into a new bottle and the auction house and Yquem’s chief winemaker, Madame Garbey, participated in this operation.