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Château Latour sidesteps futures

April 15, 2012

Frederic Engerer, president of Bordeaux first-growth Château Latour, announced in a letter to negociants last Friday that the 2011 will be the last vintage of the château’s grand vin offered as futures during en primeur. Instead, the château will release bottles only when wines are ready to drunk.
This raises plenty of questions: How will Engerer decide when the wines are ready to drink? How much more will the wines cost? And also, will other first growths feel compelled to follow suit?

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  1. Karl permalink
    April 27, 2012 7:06 am

    They may well cost less, as while you’re paying for ageing at the Château and a guarantee of provenance, you’re also avoiding the négociant’s margin.

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