From the 2015 vintage, Bordeaux first growth Château Mouton Rothschild will be offering fewer wines en primeur due to a rising demand for wines in bottle.
Fine wine’s strong start to the year has been confirmed after the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index rose over 1% in January.
More than 1,600 lots will go under the hammer in December, including a plethora of Super Tuscans, Californian Cults and Champagne.
Magnums and double magnums of 2000 Mouton Rothschild and nine bottles of Haut-Brion 1961 were among the top lots at Sotheby’s latest London sale.
South Korean painter Lee Ufan has been unveiled as the artist behind the Château Mouton Rothschild 2013 label; a vintage many in the region would like to forget.
A recent visit to Bordeaux during harvest time took in a fairytale château, swish cellars, wild flowers, furry friends and grapes ripe for the picking.
Should dry, sunny conditions remain in Bordeaux, this year’s vintage could be an exceptional harvest – as good as the legendary 1982, according to Baron Philippe de Rothschild MD Philippe Dhalluin.
Château Mouton Rothschild has overtaken fellow first growth Lafite as the most searched for wine on Liv-ex.
Château Lafite’s price premium versus its fellow first growths is continuing to fall with Mouton Rothschild and Haut-Brion catching up.
Yohann Jousselin, head sommelier at Petrus in the Shangri-La will host the next “Iconic Wine Dinner” in September where guests can experience some of the greatest and rarest vintages of Mouton Rothschild.
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