$10k Mouton Rothschild 1959 leads wine sale

A rare Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1959 will lead a fine wine auction in New England, US, tomorrow (November 4).

It will go under the hammer with an estimate of $7,000-10,000.

The 1959 is considered among the Mouton Rothschild's most outstanding vintages, among what are regarded as the best and most expensive wines in the world.

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1959
The Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1959

Earlier this year, two 1959 bottles brought $1,547 and $1,666 at Bonhams Fine and Rare Wines auction in San Francisco, US.

The red wine is matured in 100% new oak barrels for 22-24 months, during which it derives its special character from the soil, a layer of gravel with a high iron and silica content.

The taste is characterised by an intense blackcurrant note, with the tannins less obvious than in other great Médoc wines.

Ideally, you shouldn't consider drinking Mouton Rothschild until it is 10 years old. It has a maturation period of 60 years.

As well as the Mouton Rothschild 1959, the sale will also include a Chateau Haut Brion 2000 (estimated at $3,250-5,750); a Palacios, L'Ermita (Velles Viynes) 2005 ($1,000-1,500)' and a Levy & McClellan 2005 ($750-1,100) among other lots.

The sale will take place tomorrow (November 4) at Skinner, the only major auction house in New England, US.


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