Philippine de Rothschild has organised with Sotheby’s a public sale of many wines coming from the cellar of the castle.
Which are the reason for such a sale ? Probably to make people talk about Mouton, and reinforce the prices for future years.
A Jeroboam (4.5 litres, or 6 bottles) of Mouton 1945 was sold for $310,000. Taking in accounts the extras, it values a single bottle for approximately $60,000. Of course, there is a premium for the extraordinary size of the bottle, surely authentic as it comes from the castle. This justifies this extraordinary value.
As I intend to open Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1945 in April 2007, every drop will be appreciated as a diamond !