Latour to release first new vintage in eight years
Rupert Millar - Source: thedrinksbusiness.com
Bordeaux first growth Château Latour will release its 2012 vintage next month, the first ‘new’ wine to come from its cellars in eight years.
The 2012 grand vin will be released on 18 March through La Place de Bordeaux alongside the 2014 vintage of second label Les Forts de Latour; while the 2015 vintage of third label Pauillac de Latour will also be released but through other channels.
The 2012 vintage of Les Forts was released in 2018 but this will be the first time a previously unreleased vintage of the grand vin has hit the market in almost a decade.
In 2012, the Pauillac first growth announced that its 2011 vintage would be the last it offered en primeur and that it was withdrawing from the system and would release wines when it felt they were ready.
From 2013 onwards the estate has released a number of back vintages of both the grand vin and second label with varying success.
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