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  • February 14, 2023 3 min read

    The Top 40 Wines of 2022 is finally out after 1 and a half months. We are sorry for the unusually long delay for the latest instalment of our annual lists. Some customers asked when we are publishing the results as previous editions have served as their drinking guide in the last few years. We blame it all on the busy Christmas period followed closely by Chinese New Year. In between rushing customer orders out the door as quickly as possible and stuffing our faces with turkey, bak kwa and wine, paperwork had unfortunately taken a backseat. We are now slowly getting back into groove and we hope you too have shaken off the holiday rust.

    The Top 40 Wines of 2022 list sees many new entries. In the champagne department, global and local supply pressures throughout the year caused many established labels like Dom Perignon and Ruinart to be out of stock for extended periods. This presented an opportunity for other less in demand labels to establish a bigger presence. This is not to say that the “substitute” labels are of inferior quality. Just that traditionally a very large part of champagne business has always been led by marketing / branding, and LVMH is a market leader in this aspect.

    For still wines, a bigger percentage of our list is now represented by smaller wineries. We think this is a reflection of the Singapore consumer’s increased confidence in buying wine and the availability of tools like Vivino that help demystify the product. This is a good thing, as in our personal experience, most of the best value wines are found in this small winery category.

    Natural wine too is making a bigger presence in the Top 40 Wines of 2022 in line with general consumer preference for “healthier, authentic” options. If you have not tried this category yet, wines from Mendall (Spain) and Nevio Scala (Italy) are good starts. They may seem strange at first, but they do grow on you.

     Rank   Wine  Vintage   Price
    1 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva 2015 $79.00
    2 Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne NV $85.00 
    3 Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 $85.00 
    4 Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2015 $129.00 
    5 Bollinger B13 Blanc de Noirs Champagne 2013 $239.00 
    6 Bastianich Vespa Bianco 2017 $62.10 
    7 Bottega Gold Prosecco NV $55.00 
    8 Alto Moncayo Veraton Garnacha 2019 $86.00 
    9 Bastianich Vini Orsone Pinot Grigio 2021 $44.10 
    10 Achaval Ferrer Mendoza Malbec 2019 $59.00 
    11 Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $42.00 
    12 Medici Ermete Lambrusco Dolce Bocciolo Grasparossa NV $47.00 
    13 Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence Rose 2021 $53.10
    14 Domaine Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2020 $66.00 
    15 Gran Crossos 2016 $59.00 
    16 Puchang Saperavi 2016 $78.00 
    17 Mendall Espartal BP21 2021 $69.00 
    18 La Mozza Aragone 2015 $72.00 
    19 Collazzi Liberta Toscana Rosso 2018 $68.00 
    20 Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Villages 2020 $50.00 
    21 Nevio Scala Contame 2017 $69.00 
    22 Billecart-Salmon Rose Champagne NV $149.00 
    23 Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2022 $59.00 
    24 Nevio Scala Rugo NV $49.00 
    25 Dow's 10 Years Old Tawny Port NV $78.00 
    26 Silvio Carta Serenata Cannonau di Sardegna 2020 $54.00 
    27 Domaine Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Blanc 'La Moussiere' 2021 $82.00 
    28 Villalta I Comunali Amarone della Valpolicella 2018 $83.00 
    29 Vinos Sanz Finca la Colina Cien x Cien Verdejo 2021 $52.00 
    30 Collazzi Toscana Rosso 2019 $108.00 
    31 Langmeil Barossa Three Gardens GSM 2021 $49.00 
    32 Chateau Corbin Montagne St Emilion 2016 $59.00 
    33 Rust en Vrede Estate 2018 $89.00 
    34 Ca Dei Frati I Frati Lugana 2019 $88.00 
    35 Alaine Jaume Grande Garrigue Vacqueyras 2020 $68.00 
    36 Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot LA 50/50 2018 $69.00 
    37 Clos Galena 2016 $110.00 
    38 Pol Roger Reserve Brut Champagne NV $99.00 
    39 Maurice Tremblay Chablis 2020 $69.00 
    40 Lumiere Sparkling Koshu 2019 $66.00 

    Prices and vintages shown in this table are correct as at the date of this article and may change subsequent to this date.

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