Worth the Price?

Expensive but rare trophies abound at October auctions
Peter D. Meltzer
Issue: December 31, 2005

This October, the top-selling wines at auction were a collector's fantasy: a roster of trophies that crop up so infrequently, their elevated prices seem almost justifiable. At Zachys With Wally's, six magnums of the legendary Château Mouton-Rothschild 1945 sold for a record $100,300 (26 percent above the Wine Spectator second-quarter 2005 Auction Index).

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 31, 2005.

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