James Halliday's Top 100 wines of 2022

Top whites over $30

James Halliday by James Halliday

19 Nov, 2022

The over $30 category includes all the classics, plus a pinot gris and a grüner veltliner.

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    "The spoils chiefly shared between eight chardonnays and six rieslings, then two each of Hunter Valley semillon and Margaret River sauvignon blanc, ending with a pinot gris and a grüner veltliner."

    The following wines were chosen from a total of 168 submitted.

    Five top whites over $30

    2022 Ministry of Clouds Clare Valley Riesling

    Free run juice cold-settled and cool fermented. Obviously dodged most of the rain: this has an exceptionally rich, layered and complex palate, acidity piercing the veil of citrus fruit on the lingering finish and aftertaste.