We are super proud to have been included in James Halliday’s Top 100 of 2022. With 168 wines submitted for the whites over $30 class, it’s a massive honour to have our 2017 Aged Release Semillon given this prestigious accolade.
Only 150 dozen. Aged? Prime of its life, with yet more to come. It was an excellent vintage, and the wine is perfectly poised with its elegance and balance. The first signs of honey are on display in its mouth-watering, citrus-infused, lingering finish.
The 941 bottles submitted for this year’s Top 100 were just under 100 more than last year’s total (844). As I had done for some years, I invited the best performing wineries (303) in my database to submit a limit of six of their best wines. The overall high quality of those submitted was underwritten by the strength of the white wines from 2022 in the under $30 group, and by the great 2021 vintage which had such an impact on the red wines both under and over $40.
The ever-difficult task of choosing between wines of near-identical worth led to my decision to largely restrict each winery to one place in the 80-table wine group. The heat of the battle meant that five wineries ended up with two wines each, the remaining 70 places to 70 different wineries.
James Halliday’s Top 100 features in The Weekend Australian Magazine on November 19. You can read the entire article over at Halliday Wine Companion here.