Apfelwein or Cider can last for years. I have a homebrewers gardening book, it specifically states that Cider is superb at 1 year. They compare it to Champagne and say it's better.
Cider also takes longer to ferment and age compared to beer. If the ABV is up there it will do fine, like a stout, porter or barleywine as far as aging goes. These could be aged in the bottle for 2 years in some cases.
So if you follow Ed's recipe you'll be OK.