Aging Like a Fine Wine: The Best Vintage Wines to Add to Your Collection Right Now

No wine lover’s collection is complete without some classic vintage

Aging like a fine wine
Aging like a fine wine

Your wine collection is no doubt filled with a bevy of beauties; some may be at their optimum, while others may require more cellar time to fully develop. Whether you are looking to pull something from the cellar for a celebration, or simply want to sample or collect some of the year’s best bottles, we have the intel on which wines have moved into their peak drinking window in 2019.


  • 2005 Barossa/McLaren Vale Shiraz
  • 2002 Clare Valley Riesling
  • 1998 and 2005 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2012 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
  • 2007 and 2010 Western Australia Cabernet and Chardonnay
  • 2009 Hunter Valley Semillon


  • Napa Valley, United States:2011 Chardonnay, 2007 and 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2012 Zinfandel
  • Bordeaux, France:2001 Pomerol/Saint-Ѐmilion, 2007 Sauternes/Barsac
  • Burgundy, France:2002 and 2005 Chablis
  • Piedmont, Italy:1996 and 2004 Barbaresco
  • Tuscany, Italy:1999 Chianti Classico
  • Germany:2007 Rhine Region Whites
  • Austria:2011 and 2012 Danube Region Whites
  • Spain:2010 Rioja Reds
  • Portugal:1994 Port
  • Central Otago, New Zealand:2011 Pinot Noir
  • Marlborough, New Zealand:2011 Pinot Noir, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
  • South Africa:2009 Reds
  • Mendoza, Argentina:2013 Reds

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