Château Hortevie Saint Julien Half-Bottle 1969

Saint Julien Half-Bottle 1969


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Size: 37.5cl

Optn: 1969 Red

Now owned by Château Ducru Beaucaillou, this is a 'garagiste' wine which has impeccable pedigree. TASTED RECENTLY... elegant, still with good, soft fruit and delicate tannins (see below).

Brief Description


Good - colour still good and levels are at top shoulder with immaculate labels. See tasting note below.


Saint Julien is an appellation and a village in Bordeaux, located on the left bank of the Gironde river. It sits right in the heart of some of the best wine making 'terrroir' in France with Saint Estephe, Pauillac, and Margaux as it's neighbours. This area is synonymous with fine wine and great vintages, with some of the world's most expensive wines coming from this area.

Château Hortevie is one of the best small estates in Saint Julien. The estate is owned by Henri Pradère and is tiny by Bordeaux standards, with a mere 3.5 hectares of vineyards. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, it is matured in oak barriques for 12 months. The wines are stylish, elegant and refined with a subtle cedar wood-scented nose and a ripe, harmonious and balanced palate. These half-bottles came to us with great provenance (still sealed in their original wooden cases) and are drinking superbly now.

Our Views

Tasting note... light in colour with some sediment (as you would expect from a wine of this age). A great nose of sweet cherries and raspberries is followed by fresh, dry raspberries on the palate, light tannins and a really juicy (clean) finish. For a 1969 vintage wine, this is an astounding result and would be a delight for a lover of vintage claret.


Country: France

Vintage: 1969

Wine Colour: Red

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