Prince Charles is the latest to join the great artists of the 20th century to feature on Chateau Mouton-Rothschild's label, reports Decanter.com. He is a well-known water-colourist who loves to paint capturing rural scenes around the royal residences of Balmoral, Sandringham and other retreats both at home and abroad.
He joins the likes of Braque, Picasso, Miró, Chagall, Henry Moore, Warhol, Francis Bacon and Balthus.
The chosen water colour, of pine trees at Cap d'Antibes on the Cote d'Azur, was not painted specially for the chateau, but was selected personally by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, the owner of Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
The 2004 vintage of Mouton Rothschild has just been bottled and launched this week.
Since 1945, the chateau has used labels 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.
For more details and design of the label, visit http://www.decanter.com/news/101874.html