Vintage guides

Vintage records start in different years for different regions. 1960 onwards: Médoc and Graves, Red Burgundy, Red Rhône, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, Sauternes and Barsac, Vintage Port, White Burgundy. 1970 onwards: Germany, Italy Piedmont, Italy Tuscany, Spain Rioja, Vintage Champagne. 1971 onwards: Red Australia. 1976 onwards: California Cabernet Sauvignon, California Merlot. 1985 onwards: Oregon Pinot Noir, Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State Merlot. 1990 onwards: Red South Africa.

Vintage Guides for 2006-2009

From 2006-2009 2006 2007 2008 2009
California Cabernet Sauvignon starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
California Merlot starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Germany starstarstarstarstar
drink soon
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Italy Piedmont starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Italy Tuscany starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
drink soon
Medoc and Graves starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
drink soon
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Oregon Pinot Noir starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
drink soon
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Red Australia starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
drink soon
Red Burgundy starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
drink soon
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Red Rhone starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
drink now
Red South Africa starstarstarstarstar
drink soon
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Red South America starstarstarstarstar
drink soon
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
drink soon
Saint-Emilion and Pomerol starstarstarstarstar
drink soon
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Sauternes and Barsac starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Spain Rioja starstarstarstarstar
drink soon
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Vintage Champagne starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Vintage Port starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
Washington State Merlot starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
White Burgundy starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep
starstarstarstarstar
keep

Compiled by: France - Stephen Brook, Clive Coates MW, David Peppercorn MW, Steven Spurrier, Natasha Hughes, Kim Parsons, Guy Palmer, James Lawther MW; Tuscany - Richard Baudains; Piedmont - Paul Merritt; Spain - John Radford; Germany - Freddy Price; Vintage Port - Richard Mayson; USA - Norm Roby; Australia - Sally Marden (2000) and Jeremy Oliver (1971-99); South America - Harold Heckle; South Africa - John Platter