Cellaring Recommendations

Do you have some old Anderson wines tucked away and you're not sure when to drink them?

Here's a bit of a guide for you. All suggestions err on the conservative side. This page is updated occasionally, and the "cellar until" date may be extended if the wine is still travelling well.

Please note that all these suggestions are assuming you have good cellaring conditions. If you do not have a good cellar (constant temperature under 20°C), then you should not keep any wine longer than a couple of years.


Sparkling Whites

We recommend you drink our sparkling whites within about a year of purchase. This is because we age them with the yeast inside the bottle, which keeps them fresh and adds complexity. We remove the yeast just before selling the bottle.

If you've had some of our bubblies for several years, don't despair. They won't be undrinkable - just less fresh and creamy, and perhaps a bit less bubbly. But we'd suggest you get stuck into them pretty soon!


Sparkling Reds

As with the sparkling whites, sparkling reds will lose their freshness and creaminess after a couple of years. However, they will continue to age like a red wine.

So, if you like them fresh and creamy, drink them soon.

If you like them with more aged characters you can hold onto them for a few years. Just keep in mind that when we release them they are already quite a few years old, and the wine will change a bit to be more like a "aged dry red with bubbles" the longer you keep them.


Chenin blanc

2015 and older - enjoy now 

2018 - enjoy now or cellar until 2021


Viognier

2013 and older - enjoy now

2015 - enjoy now or cellar until 2020

2017 - enjoy now or cellar until 2022


Chardonnay

All vintages - enjoy now (last vintage was 2008)

2008 Verrier - enjoy now or cellar until 2022


Tempranillo

2015 and older - enjoy now

2016 - enjoy now or cellar until 2021


Shiraz (Basket press or nothing but Shiraz on the label)

2011 and older - decant and enjoy now

2013 - enjoy now or cellar until 2021

2014 - enjoy now or cellar until 2022

2015 - enjoy now or cellar until 2021

2016 - enjoy now or cellar until 2024


Reserve / Verrier Shiraz

2007 and older Reserve - decant and enjoy now

2006 Verrier - enjoy now or cellar until 2021


Cellar block Shiraz

2006 and older - decant and enjoy now

2008 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2021

2014 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2024


Petit verdot (cream label)

2011 and older - decant and enjoy now

2014 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2022


Cellar block Petit verdot

2006 and older Cellar block - decant and enjoy now

2008 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2021

2013 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2026


Durif (cream label)

2007 and older - decant and enjoy now

2009 Reserve - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2020

2013 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2023

2015 - decant and enjoy now

2016 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2026


Storyteller Durif

2011 - decant and enjoy now

2013 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2025

2014 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2026


Cellar block Durif

2006 and older Cellar block - decant and enjoy now

2007 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2021

2008 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2022

2010 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2024

2013 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2028

2014 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2029


Verrier Durif Shiraz

2007 and older - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2021

2008 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2022

2010 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2020

2013 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2027

2014 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2028