Vintage Charts

Vintage Score Drink Window Description
Vintage
2019
Score
91–94
Drink Window
NYR
Description

Cooling weather at the end of the growing season produced plenty of elegant wines

Description

Cooling weather at the end of the growing season produced plenty of elegant wines

Vintage
2018
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Cool growing season gave Victoria a chance to shine with bright wines
Description
Cool growing season gave Victoria a chance to shine with bright wines
Vintage
2017
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
A late, cool and wet year, showcasing wines with structure and freshness
Description
A late, cool and wet year, showcasing wines with structure and freshness
Vintage
2016
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
One of the earliest harvests on record, following a dry growing season; wines lower in acidity
Description
One of the earliest harvests on record, following a dry growing season; wines lower in acidity
Vintage
2015
Score
94
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
A long, cool growing season produced elegant wines
Description
A long, cool growing season produced elegant wines
Vintage
2014
Score
91
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Wet, frosty spring limited yields, but many flavorful, vivid wines were made
Description
Wet, frosty spring limited yields, but many flavorful, vivid wines were made
Vintage
2013
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Warm, dry and early; wineries scrambled to make enough space for vivid, full-flavored wines, especially reds
Description
Warm, dry and early; wineries scrambled to make enough space for vivid, full-flavored wines, especially reds
Vintage
2012
Score
88
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Early March rains compromised most Shiraz; Pinot Noir and Chardonnay better
Description
Early March rains compromised most Shiraz; Pinot Noir and Chardonnay better
Vintage
2011
Score
82
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Cold summer and rain at harvest made for questionable quality
Description
Cold summer and rain at harvest made for questionable quality
Vintage
2010
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Lighter than usual, many wines with intense flavors at lower alcohol
Description
Lighter than usual, many wines with intense flavors at lower alcohol
Vintage
2009
Score
85
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Smoke damage from fires, plus drought; some successes
Description
Smoke damage from fires, plus drought; some successes
Vintage
2008
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Near-perfect conditions in Central Victoria
Description
Near-perfect conditions in Central Victoria
Vintage
2007
Score
89
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Drought intensified the ripeness
Description
Drought intensified the ripeness
Vintage
2006
Score
87
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Balanced wines may lack depth
Description
Balanced wines may lack depth
Vintage
2005
Score
94
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Warmer vintage than usual made generous reds
Description
Warmer vintage than usual made generous reds
Vintage
2004
Score
88
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Cool, crisp conditions should make similar wines
Description
Cool, crisp conditions should make similar wines
Vintage
2003
Score
91
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Hot weather made richer wines than usual
Description
Hot weather made richer wines than usual
Vintage
2002
Score
84
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Cool vintage; many tart wines
Description
Cool vintage; many tart wines
Vintage
2001
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Wines have exceptional richness and generosity
Description
Wines have exceptional richness and generosity


Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.

SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR