Fine dining in Philippines, enjoy fine vintage wines from the year 1969

Vintage 1969 was only successful in a small number of wine regions most notably France’s Burgundy and Rhone.

1969 is a particular difficult vintage in many major wine regions around the world especially in Bordeaux. Although growing and harvest conditions were not that horrible in 1969 for some new-world regions like South America and USA, the style of wines from those regions were not designed and produced for long ageing. As a result wine lovers in Hong Kong, Philippines and other cities in Asia find it difficult to find and buy 1969 vintage wines. Fortunately for shoppers who are particularly interested in 1969 vintage wines, Burgundy and Rhone both produced excellent wines in 1969. But these wines are quite hard to find by now.

Burgundy produced great red and white wines in 1969

Yats Wine Cellars has changed all that by introducing a good selection of fine 1969 vintage wines. Here are some examples:

1969 Château Lafon Rochet, 4eme Cru Classé, St. Estephe
1969 Château Leoville Las Cases, 2eme Cru Classé, St. Julien
1969 Beaune Les Greves, 1er Cru, Joseph Drouhin
1969 Gevrey-Chambertin, Anjoux & Cie St. Georges
1969 Châteauneuf du Pape, Cuvée du Vatican, Diffonty & Fils
1969 Châteauneuf du Pape, Dom. Du Haut des Terres Blanches, Diffonty Remy

There are some great white wines from Burgundy which have repeatedly demonstrated their incredible longevity to the surprise of wine lovers and even connoisseurs. Here are some great 1969 white wines from Burgundy:

1969 Meursault, Les Perrieres, 1er Cru, Maison Leroy
1969 Le Montrachet, Grand Cru, Domaine Leroy
1969 Pouilly Fuissé, M. Duperray

But don’t forget the longevity of the sweet dessert wines of Sauternes and Barsac, like this classic:

1969 Château Climens, 1er Cru Classé, Barsac

And lastly but certainly not least by any stretch, those vintage Champagne like:

1969 Boizel Brut Grand Vintage, Boizel, N.M. Epernay
1969 Dom Perignon

Burgundy is one of the stars of the 1969 vintage, producing some excellent wines with admirable longevity. Many Burgundy 1er Crus and Grand Cru from 1969 vintage are drinking beautifully today and not in a hurry to go anywhere either. Oddly enough, if one look at the weather pattern of 1969, one might not predict an outstanding vintage. For example, September did not provide the dry and hot weather that helps to ripen the grapes. However, the resulting late harvest meant a longer hang-time for the grapes to achieve phenolic ripeness, an attribute that has proven to be more important than sugar ripeness. A lot of the 1969 wines from Burgundy were tannic in youth, gradually mellowing out with age and held together beautifully because if good concentration and excellent balance.

A fine collection of 1969 vintage wine is available at Yats in Hong Kong and Philippines. In particular, wine lovers buy 1969 wine from Burgundy at Yats for gifts or to savor with delicate cuisine. For 1969 vintage Burgundy wines, the classic pairing would be game birds like pheasants and quails.

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Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Metro Manila, Philippines
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 ask for Rea or Kristine

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