Two business associates broke the bank and the rules when they ordered two bottles of 1982 Petrus for $16,640 at the ‘21’ Club in May.

According to an article in the New York Post, the first-time diners to the famous New York City restaurant downed the first bottle while eating their appetizers of Peekytoe crab and Caesar salad. Shortly after, they ordered a second bottle from Phil Pratt, wine director, as they moved into their main course of Dover sole and steelhead salmon.

The 1982 Petrus is a legendary, full-flavored red wine from the Bordeaux village of Pomerol (and not Saint-Emilion as was reported in the Post) that is generally paired with red meats or heartier dishes. The red and black fruit flavors, oak, earth and spice would clearly overwhelm the seafood dishes ordered by the businessmen.