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
Next article: learn the best ways to store, open and pour Champagne with Tyson's handy guide.
Become a member
Alongside James Halliday is a dedicated team of tasters who review the wines in the Halliday Wine Companion guide.
Meet the team
Start planning your next winery tour with our new winery section and new look winery pages
Whether you're after the most recent tasting notes, or you just want to browse through those from previous months, you'll find it all here in our tasting note archive.
Discover James' latest thoughts, opinions, news and photos on the Wine Companion blog.
Visit the blog
Get started with our Virtual Cellar and you'll be able to manage your own collection, add tasting notes and set drink now alerts.
Copyright 2017 WineCompanion.com.au
Become a member and get access to more than 100,000 tasting notes
Sign up now
For the full winecompanion.com.au experience, please update your web browser. to something less antiquated
Wines considered to offer special value for money.