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Most popular Mouton Rothschild vintage labels for 2020 announced

Which Mouton Rothschild vintage labels will have the highest total transaction value in the 2020 vintage? How does demand vary around the world?

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Every year since 1945, a famous painter has created a wine label for Mouton Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Artists commissioned to date include Miro Miro, Picasso Picasso, Bacon Bacon and Dali Dali. mouton 2018

On December 1, this first growth revealed the 2018 vintage label created by Chinese painter and writer Xu Bing. The label is actually the full name of Mouton Mouton Rothschild, composed of Latin letters and displayed in Chinese character structure and calligraphy.

On the day the label was made public, the market price of Mouton 2018 then rose by 4% and in the following days it reached a record high of £5112 (1275 per case)); 9.7% above the release price.

However, in terms of total transaction value, the 2018 vintage ranks only 16th among all Mouton vintages.

In FY2020, the hottest selling years in the market are 2016 (12%), 2000 (9.5%), 2010 (8.5%), 2005 (8.3%) and 2017 (8%) years. The table below shows the differences in buying demand by region (top five hottest buying years).

Spotlight: Mouton Rothschild Mouton Rothschild 2016, 2000 and 2008

The highest total value traded in the 2020 vintage was the 2016 vintage. The wine scored 4 perfect 100s (Neal Martin, James Suckling, Jeb Dunnuck and Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW). Despite the high scores, its price has barely moved since release, rising just 0.4% (current market price £5,200 / 1,275 per case). As noted in previous blogs, this wine (like many Bordeaux from the 2016 vintage) is very affordable according to analysis by the Liv-ex Fair Value tool (exclusive to Silver or above members).

The label for the 2016 vintage was created by South African artist William Kentridge and is entitled Victory of the Wine Gods, depicting a series of silhouettes of the wine gods in a joyous procession.

The Mouton Rothschild vintage with the second highest value traded was the 2000, which has risen 11 times in price over the last two decades. The last sale price for this wine (last week) was £18,240 (1,275 per case), an increase of 1,054% over the release price.

In a radical departure from tradition, the 2000 vintage bottle is decorated with a precious wine glass from the Mouton Rothschild Museum of Wine and Art: the Augsburg Ram, a silver and gold-plated drinking vessel made by the German goldsmith Jakob Schenauer in 1590.

The 2008 vintage, whose label was designed by another Chinese artist, Xu Lei, did not make it to the Big Five, but it has been gaining attention in Asia.

Since its release, the price of this wine has risen 179%. The wine was released at the height of the China-led bull market. In January 2011, it sold for as much as £8,400 per case; earlier this month it was £4,300.