Ch Latour's latest releases

The tower of Ch Latour in winter

As these wines are enthusiastically offered by the fine-wine merchants, we try to see through the hype, and include tasting notes on last year's releases too. The aerial view of Ch Latour's famous tower in winter is taken from the estate's website.

During the en primeur tastings of the 2011 vintage, Frédéric Engerer, energetic director of François Pinault's first-growth Pauillac, announced that Ch Latour was withdrawing from the en primeur system and that from the 2012 vintage onwards, the wines would be put on the market when they were much older, and rather closer to being ready to drink...