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Diner accidentally gets £4,500 bottle of wine in Manchester restaurant

A lucky diner was accidentally given a £4,500 bottle of red wine at a steakhouse in Manchester .

A member of staff at the Manchester branch of Hawksmoor, an upmarket chain specialising in steaks and seafood with nine sites across the UK, apparently served the luxury wine unknowingly in what the restaurant management described as a “one-off mistake”.

A tweet posted on the Hawksmoor Manchester Twitter account read: “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!”

The tweet also sought to reassure the person responsible for the costly faux pas: “To the member of staff who accidentally gave it away, chin up! One-off mistakes happen and we love you anyway,” the tweet read.

Hawksmoor Manchester
(@HawksmoorMCR)

To the customer who accidentally got given a bottle of Chateau le Pin Pomerol 2001, which is £4500 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 😉


May 16, 2019

Below the tweet, a Twitter user seemed to imply with a comment that he is the diner in question, claiming the high-end wine was only enjoyable after mixing it with ice and lemonade.

Steve H-S
(@misterstevehs)

I don’t know about 4500 quid, but it was nice when we added the lemonade and ice cubes… 😝


May 16, 2019

Tasting notes for Chateau le Pin Pomerol on wineinvestment.com read: “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 colour is accompanied by an extraordinary perfume of creme de cassis, cherry liqueur, plums, licorice, caramel and sweet toast.”

Hawksmoor’s Manchester branch is a favourite in the city of the Observer’s food critic Jay Rayner and has been described by the Times’ restaurant critic Giles Coren as “comfortably the best restaurant in the urban northwest.” .

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