The definitive guide to Australian Wines
Publish Date: 05 May 2016
Authored by: Tyson Stelzer
Looking to invest in that special bottle to cellar? Here’s Tyson Stelzer’s take on how to go about it.
I’m often asked for advice on buying birth-year wines, either for a newborn to crack on a milestone birthday in the distant future or, more importantly, for you to drink to celebrate their coming of age. Either way, it’s a great gesture when you get it right, but could prove a costly error if you get it wrong. Here are 10 tips to improve your chances.
Stars from the past decade
2005 Bordeaux, Sauternes, Burgundy
2006 Margaret River cabernet, Barolo
2007 Margaret River cabernet, Barolo
2008 Coonawarra cabernet, Champagne
2009 Coonawarra cabernet, Hunter semillon, Mosel, Sauternes, Bordeaux
2010 Barossa shiraz, Coonawarra cabernet, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Barolo
2011 Margaret River cabernet, Mosel, vintage port
2012 Barossa shiraz, Clare riesling, Coonawarra cabernet, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne
2013 Margaret River cabernet, Burgundy
2014 Hunter Valley shiraz, Bordeaux
2015 Barossa Valley shiraz, Champagne
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