Vintage Chart

The Vintage Chart is a subjective view from the winemaking team based on their experience and knowledge of the wines and particular vintages, as well as their own individual palate preferences.
This is a guide only and your own preference for how a wine is currently drinking, and therefore its remaining cellaring potential in your opinion, may not necessarily match the views of our winemaking team.
If you’re in doubt about how long to keep cellaring your wines, then our view would be that you’re better to open and enjoy them a little early than to risk waiting too long and be disappointed if you consider they were past their best.

Vintage Chart Explanation

8 - 10 (The years that the wine will continue to develop added character and complexity)

NR (Not Released) 

Vintage Condition Colour Code

  • Colour Young
  • Colour Improving
  • Colour Ready
  • Colour Past 
  • Colour Declining

Tahbilk Vintage Chart

Year1860 Vines Shiraz1927 Vines MarsanneEric Stevens Purbrick CabernetEric Stevens Purbrick ShirazCabernet SauvignonShirazMarsanne

2021

            8 - 10

2020

            7 - 9

2019

             6 - 8

2018

        9+   7+ 6 - 8
 2017           8+   6+   5 - 7
2016  20+    19+ 15+   7+  6+ 5 - 7
2015  14+  25+   18+   14+   6+  6+ 6+
2014  18+ 25+   14+   14+  7+ 5+ 4+
2013  13+   23+  13+   13+ 5+ 6+ 4+
2012 13+   27+ 13+  6+ 5+ 5+ 4 - 5
2011 NR   21+   NR  NR  5+ 2+ 4+
2010  16+  27+   16+  11+ 7+ 5+ 1 - 3
2009 10+  NR   10+  10+ 5+  5+  1 - 2
2008 10+   17+ 15+  10+ 5+  5+  3+
2007 6+   16+ 3+  3+  3+ 3+  1 - 3
2006 5+  10+  3+  3+  3+  3+  1 - 3
2005 3+  10+ 3+  3+  3+  3+  1 - 3 
2004 3+  10+ 3+  3+  3+    1 - 3 
2003 3+ 10+  3+    3+  1+   
2002 3+ 3+  3+  3+  3+     
2001 1 - 4 3+  3+    3+    
2000 3+ 3+  3+         
1999 3+ 3+  3+     3+  1+   
1998 3+    3+     3+  1+   
1997   NR      3+      
1996 3+  NR             
1995   NR    NR NR       
1994   NR               
1993 NR NR   3+    NR      
1992 1 - 4 NR   3+  NR       
1991   NR   4+ NR       
1990   NR   NR NR       
1989   NR   NR  NR       
1988   NR   NR  NR       
1987   NR  NR  NR       
1986 1 - 3  NR     NR   1 - 3 1 - 3  
1985   NR   3+  NR       
1984   NR     NR       
1983 NR NR   3+ NR     NR  
1982   NR    NR