2012 Bordeaux cheapest first growth in the world
Mouton Rothschild has released what some have called the cheapest first growth in the world. The 2012 campaign started on 18th April and Mouton made the move to drop the price 33% on its 2011 price. The price was €240 ex-Bordeaux. Lafite followed with a Chateau Lafite Rothschild at €330 ex-Bordeaux.
Lafite has also taken the unusual step of releasing all its wine in one lot, or ‘tranche’. The top properties will normally release several tranches at increasing prices. Last year Lafite offered two tranches, first at €350 and a second at €450. Christophe Salin, the managing director of Domaines Barons de Rothschild said they had decided to make this vintage the most affordable Lafite in the market. The cheapest vintage you can find in the market, the 2007, is still €460 to €480 per bottle.
The price is good but the problem is getting hold of the stock.