Latour - Merchants at the ready

Merchants on Standby for Latour 2003 release

  • 2015-03-03T06:14:00+00:00 Tuesday 3 March 2015

  • by Chris Mercer

Chateau Latour has been testing the waters in the market and is expected to release around a thousand cases of its 2003 vintage ahead of the en primeur week for the Bordeaux 2014.

Bordeaux first growth Latour announced yesterday (2 March) that it would be releasing an unspecified quantity of its 2003 grand vin and also some of its second wine, Les Forts de Latour, from the 2008 vintage.

The releases are expected in mid-March, following a pattern of back-vintage releases that Latour began in 2013 after its withdrawal from the Bordeaux en primeur system.

A spokesperson for Latour told that the estate wouldn't release price information on the wines at this stage, but that it has discussed options with negociants.

Consumer demand for Bordeaux has shown signs of recovery in recent months, according to analysts at Liv-ex and Bordeaux Index, and particularly for the 2005 vintage. The Latour release will be another test of demand for back-vintages.

It is believed to be the final stocks of the wines being held at the chateau


David Angel
David Angel