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    Sale 12269

    Fine Wines and Spirits: Featuring the Exceptional Collection of Jay Stein

    21 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 373

    Château Mouton-Rothschild 1961

    1 bottles per lot

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    MOUTON
    In 1853 Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild bought Château Brane-Mouton and renamed it Mouton-Rothschild. In 1945 to celebrate the ‘Année de la Victoire’ Baron Philippe de Rothschild commissioned the artist Philippe Juillan to design the label which began the tradition of a different artist designing the label for each vintage that continues to this day (except for 1953 and 1977). Such famous names as Picasso, Kandinsky, Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol have featured and helped to strengthen the reputation of the Château. Artists have never been paid for their work instead being rewarded with bottles of Mouton-Rothschild. Château Mouton-Rothschild was elevated to First-Growth status in 1973. As Stephen Brook in his book The Complete Bordeaux wrote “if, as a consumer, one is looking for voluptuousness, toastiness, exoticism and weight, then Mouton would be your first choice”
    Château Mouton-Rothschild 1961
    Pauillac, 1er cru classé
    Lot 372 levels: five upper shoulder, one upper mid shoulder; one lightly oxidized capsule, bin soiled labels
    Lot 373 level: upper mid shoulder; scuffed capsule, bin soiled and faded label
    1 bottles per lot


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