|Prince Charles has become the latest painter to feature on Chateau Mouton-Rothschild’s label according to Decanter Magazine. The Prince joins a list of painters which includes Braque, Picasso, Miró, Chagall, Henry Moore, Warhol, Francis Bacon and Balthus.
The chosen watercolour, of pine trees at Cap d’Antibes on the Cote d’Azur, was not painted specially for the chateau, but was selected by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild. It is inscribed, ‘To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale, Charles 2004’. The 2004 vintage of Mouton Rothschild was recently bottled and launched, at around £80 (€120) per bottle.
The Prince – a well-known watercolourist who delights in capturing rural scenes around the royal residences of Balmoral, Sandringham and other retreats both at home and abroad – now adds his name to a list which includes Braque, Picasso, Miró, Chagall, Henry Moore, Warhol, Francis Bacon and Balthus.
The chateau is famous for its labels, which since 1945 have each year been designed by a different contemporary artist. The tradition began with the iconic 1945 ‘V’ for Victory bottle designed by Philippe Jullian. All are exhibited in the wine museum located at the Pauillac estate.