Chateau Mouton-Rothschild's 2000 vintage proved to be the drink of choice at Christie's New York's two-day auction entitled A Gentleman's Palate, A Journey through Three Centuries of Wine.
The sale spanned from Bordeaux's golden era in the 19th century - starting with 1879 Chateau Ausone - to the late 2000s.
It was one of the youngest wines in the sale that scored the highest bids, with the 12-bottle case of 2000 Mounton-Rothschild selling with a 22% increase on its $12,000 high estimate at $14,640.
Also selling well was Domaine de la Romanee Conti's La Tache, a dozen bottles of which also realised $14,640, this time against a $12,000-18,000 high estimate.
Following was a case of Chateau Latour's 2000 vintage, which just topped its $12,000 high estimate at $12,200.
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