A wine company in Shenzhen smashed a batch of counterfeit Lafite wine worth over RMB 1 million after losing a lawsuit against the auction company that owns the rights to sell the wine.
Shenzhen Bontemps Wine bought 13,069 bottles of wine, including 346 bottles of Lafite (Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Carruadea de Lafite) worth over 7 million RMB from the Zhuhai Electromechanial Material Auction. The wines were smuggled goods tracked down by Shenzhen Customs. 2 bottles were examined before the auction for authenticity, and the results showed the bottles of wine were indeed authentic.
In October of 2012, the company found 227 bottles of the Lafite that they suspected to be counterfeit, so they sent two bottles to Château Lafite Rothschild to check their authenticity and the results showed that they were counterfeit products.
The company then submitted a plea to the court to require the auction company to return the money they paid for the apparently counterfeit wine. The court dismissed the lawsuit since the wines could not be proven to have been bought from the auction company, as the discovery and testing occurred over 4 months after the auction.
On November 24th, Bontemps smashed part of the counterfeit Lafite in Shenzhen and planned to send the rest to Shenzhen market supervision institutions to try to determine their source of origin.
SOURCE: WOZ Food
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