Mouton Rothschild is one of the 5 Bordeaux premier cru wines. That is, since 1973. Mouton is a collector’s item, much more than Latour, Haut Brion, Lafite Rothschild and Margaux. But: the most expensive bottles are not always from the best vintages, as is the case with the other 4 premier crus.
Why some vintages Mouton Rothschild are very sought after
The 1963 for example can easily cost 2000 euro and will be at best ‘slightly drinkable’. The 1961, a legendary wine is less expensive. Why? Every bottle Mouton Rothschild has a unique label per vintage since 1945, designed by renowned artists. It’s an honour to create the Mouton Rothschild vintage label, like f.e. Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Karel Appel and Francis Bacon did.
Wine aficionados all over the world try to collect all Mouton Rothschild bottles from 1945. And the most rare vintages sometimes turn out to be: the vintages should have been drunk a long time ago, like 1963. So to have this bottle in good condition in your collection might be quite a challenge.
Today we received such a collection, that is, a vertical from 1970 till 2015. It’s interesting to see all labels beside each other. And can be very usefull for doing a wine-quiz. Which vintage of Mouton Rothschild was designed by Andy Warhol?