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Ex-cellar stock of Château Latour 2010 released

By September 13, 2022Bordeaux, Bronze, Fine Wine Market
  • The 2010 has been released at £12,650 per 12×75. 
  • The wine has multiple 100-point scores from major critics. 
  • The premium on previously released stock is just 3.2% at most. 

The 2010 vintage of Château Latour has been re-released ex-cellar for 1,050 per bottle ex-négociant. 

The wine is being offered internationally for £12,500-£13,000 per 12×75. It is one of the most expensive recent vintages of Latour but also its best-rated. See more pricing analysis below.  

Critical response 

The 2010 has received multiple 100-point scores throughout its life. Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate) first gave it 98-100 points during the 2011 En Primeur campaign and then settled on 100-points in 2013. 

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW concurred and awarded it 100-points for the journal in 2020. 

Neal Martin (Vinous) gave it 100-points on two occasions in 2020. He said that: ‘The 2010 Latour can be summed up in two words: “The king”.’ 

Jane Anson gave it a slightly lower score of 98+ earlier this year though she commented that it was ‘utterly classic old school Latour from top to bottom’. 

Fair value 

Assessing the Fair Value of a wine such as Latour 2010 is difficult. There is certainly value to be found among Latour’s back vintages. For example, the 97-point 2014 is currently available for below £5,000 per case, as is the 96-point 2012. The 95-point 2008, with 14 years of bottle age, also has a Market Price of £5,100. 

On the other hand, none of those wines has amassed the collection of 100-point scores the 2010 has managed. The wine is a touchstone of the estate’s recent output and a ‘must-have’ for dedicated fine wine collectors. 

Only the 2009 vintage is in the same league, with 100-points from The Wine Advocate though not Neal Martin. It is currently available for £10,250 – although this is still beneath its initial release price of £11,000. 

The 2010 is being offered at around £12,650 per dozen on average, with some offers going out at £12,500 and some at £13,000 per 12×75. 

At the upper end of its price bracket, today’s ex-cellar tranche is around 3.2% more expensive than previously released stock currently available on the market. Buyers might consider this a small price to pay for provenance and perfection.  

Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 600 merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £80m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.