But do you think this is the same wine that bears their name? Their Grand Vin, or their second label, or their third label?. If they’ve such a reputation (and Ch Latour certainly has) then why do they need to sell their own wine off anonymously?
Or is it the green unripe grapes, the young vines and the other stuff that is not good enough for their own labels.
Or is it bought in wine/grapes that have no connection to the Chateau we (nudge nudge, wink wink) are led to believe it is except that its sold by them. Sort of a Mouton Cadet to Mouton Rothschild?
I’m playing Devils advocate. I have the greatest respect for TWS buyers and I am sure they wouldn’t sell any wine they didn’t believe in – but but – do they have to buy some of this as a condition of buying the first label?
I’d taste this before I bought it, but I’d prefer to buy a wine from a maker who is proud enough of the wine to put their name on the label.