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Latour to Skip Futures and Hold Wines

James Molesworth, Suzanne Mustacich
Issue: June 30, 2012

Château Latour 2011 will be the last vintage sold on a futures basis by the Bordeaux first-growth, the château announced in April. Beginning with the 2012 vintage, Latour will not set a price the spring following the harvest along with the rest of Bordeaux. Instead, it will only make the wine available for sale after it is bottled and the estate feels it is ready to drink, potentially up to 12 years after the vintage. Wine Spectator's James Molesworth and Suzanne Mustacich report.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 5, 2012.

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