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Address: 1619 Chiltern-Rutherglen Road

Rutherglen Vic 3685

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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

2004 and older - enjoy now

Viognier

2013 - enjoy now or cellar until 2019
2012 and older - enjoy now

Chardonnay

2008 and older - enjoy now
2008 Verrier - enjoy now or cellar until 2020

Pinot gris

All vintages - enjoy now (last vintage was 2010)

Tempranillo

2012 and older - enjoy now
2013 - enjoy now or cellar until 2018
2014 - enjoy now or cellar until 2019

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

2009 and older - decant and enjoy now
2010 - enjoy now or cellar until 2018
2011 - enjoy now or cellar until 2019
2013 - enjoy now or cellar until 2020

Reserve Shiraz

2007 and older Reserve - decant and enjoy now
2006 Verrier - enjoy now or cellar until 2019

Cellar block Shiraz

2003 and older - decant and enjoy now
2006 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2018
2008 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2020

Petit verdot

2010 and older (rectangular cream label) - decant and enjoy now
2007 and older Reserve - decant and enjoy now
2003 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now
2004 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now
2006 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2018
2008 Reserve - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2018
2008 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2020

Durif (cream label)

2007 and older - decant and enjoy now
2009 Reserve - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2020

Cellar block Durif

2003 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now
2004 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now
2005 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now
2006 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now
2007 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2018
2008 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2020
2010 Cellar block - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2025

Verrier Durif Shiraz

2006 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2018
2007 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2019
2008 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2020
2010 - decant and enjoy now, or cellar until 2022

Cabernet sauvignon

2002 and older - decant and enjoy now

Have something not on the list? Contact us to ask us about it. We'll be happy to help.