In April 2012 Latour announced that it was withdrawing from the En Primeur system. In future, vintages would only be released once the chateaux felt the wines were ready to drink.
Today Latour released its 2004 at €400 per bottle and the 2006 Forts de Latour at €140 per bottle, which translates to around £4,015 and £1,405 per 12x75 – for the international trade. Some merchants are already offering the wine in London for £4,300: this represents a 23% premium to its current Market Price of £3,500. Forts de Latour 2006 is being offered in London for £1,495, compared to its Market Price of £1,400.