Counterfeit Chateau Lafite Wine in China

Experts in China estimate that up to 70 percent of Chateau Lafite Rothschild Red Wine sold in China are counterfeit bottles.

The wine is considered to be one of the world’s most expensive wine, and is very popular in China. 50,000 bottles are imported in to the country each year.

In a single raid, police found 10,000 fake bottles of wine with the Chateau Lafite label in a deserted house guarded by dogs.

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Source:  “‘Fine wine’ hoard highlights China’s problem with fakes,” BBC News, November 9, 2012.