Lafite led the way among the first growths when it released yesterday as the cheapest vintage on the market but is Mouton a more reasonable offer?
Mouton Rothschild and Right Bank heavyweights Angélus and Pavie threw their combined backs behind the 2013 en primeurs this morning.
The top wines of the Bordeaux 2013 vintage as chosen by the trade for Liv-ex’s survey.
The trials of the 2013 vintage were not as great as years such as 1987 or 1991 according to Mouton Rothschild’s managing director.
Christie’s has topped the rankings for wine sales in 2013 with a £48 million total.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti was the most valuable fine wine sold by Sotheby’s in 2013.
US auction house Zachys is celebrating its biggest ever sale in Asia with over HK$52 million made last week, while Christie’s set a new world record for Burgundy at the same time.
French painter and sculptor Guy de Rougemont has designed the 2011 label of Pauillac first growth Château Mouton Rothschild.
The trafficking of false labels of fine wine is apparently soaring on the internet as one such fraudster in Bordeaux was recently jailed for four months.
The 2005 vintage of Haut-Brion has dipped below £5,000 a case on Liv-ex, further strengthening the index’s claim it offers the best value of the first growths.
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