The winners of the Wine Pinnacle Awards 2022 across 18 categories were officially revealed in a glitzy ceremony at Resorts World Sentosa last week.

Wine Pinnacle Awards is back after its inaugural launch in 2019. Presented by Resorts World Sentosa, Wine Pinnacle Awards 2022 celebrated the winners of 18 different wine-related categories in an award format conducted on a nomination basis without the need for submissions of wines or entry fees.

Instead the award winners have been nominated and chosen by a panel of over 60 wine professionals around the world, overseen by a sterling technical committee consisting of some of the biggest names in the wine world. As was with the 2019 edition, the technical committee for this year’s Wine Pinnacle Awards (pictured below) comprised of Hong Kong-based Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Kenichi Ohashi MW from Tokyo, United States’ Doug Frost MW, MS, London-based wine writer Oz Clarke, and award-winning Swedish sommelier Andreas Larsson.

Wine Pinnacle Awards technical committee

Wine Pinnacle Awards 2022

The full list of award winners are as follows (winners in bold, with other top nominees):

Mature Wines

Best 2002, 2004, 2008 Vintage Champagne

    • 2008 Louis Roederer, Cristal Millésimé Brut
    • 2002 Krug, Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs
    • 2002 Salon, Cuvée ‘S’ Le Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs

Best 1999, 2002 Vintage Burgundy Red

    • 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche Grand Cru Monopole
    • 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti Grand Cru
    • 2002 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche Grand Cru Monopole

Best 1996, 1998, 2000 Vintage Bordeaux Red

    • 1996 Château Latour
    • 1998 Château Cheval Blanc
    • 2000 Château Haut-Brion

Best 2001, 2004 Vintage Piedmont Red

    • 2001 Giacomo Conterno, Monfortino Barolo Riserva DOCG
    • 2001 Bruno Giacosa, Falletto Riserva, Falleto Vigna Le Rocche Barolo DOCG
    • 2004 Giacomo Conterno, Monfortino Barolo Riserva DOCG

Best 2004, 2006 Vintage Tuscan Red

    • 2004 Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia Bolgheri
    • 2006 Masseto
    • 2006 Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia Bolgheri

Best Recent Releases

Best Recent Release: Sauvignon-Blanc

    • 2018 Château Margaux, Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux, Bordeaux, France
    • 2018 Didier Dagueneau, Pouilly-Fumé Silex, Loire, France
    • 2019 Château Margaux, Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Best Recent Release: Riesling

    • 2019 Joh. Jos. Prum, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Mosel, Germany
    • 2018 F.E. Trimbach, Clos Sainte Hune Riesling, Alsace, France
    • 2018 Egon Müller, Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese, Mosel, Germany

Best Recent Release: Burgundy White

    • 2019 Domaine Bonneau du Martray, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
    • 2016 Domaine Coche-Dury, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
    • 2018 Domaine Leflaive, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru

Best Recent Release: Chardonnay (ex-Burgundy)

    • 2018 Leeuwin Estate, Art Series Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australia
    • 2018 Cullen, Kevin John Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australia
    • 2019 Kumeu River, Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay, Auckland, New Zealand

Best Recent Release: Cabernet Sauvignon

    • 2018 Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
    • 2016 Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, Bolgheri, Italy
    • 2019 Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA

Best Recent Release: Pinot Noir (ex-Burgundy)

    • 2018 Tolpuddle Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Tasmania, Australia
    • 2018 Ata Rangi, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand
    • 2019 By Farr, Farrside Pinot Noir, Geelong, Australia

Best Recent Release: Rhone Red

    • 2016 Château Rayas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France
    • 2016 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage, France
    • 2017 E. Guigal, Côte-Rôtie, La Landonne, France

Best Recent Release: Spanish Red

    • 2010 Vega Sicilia, Unico Gran Reserva, Ribera del Duero, Spain
    • 2018 Pingus, Dominio de Pingus, Ribera del Duero, Spain
    • Vega Sicilia, Unico Reserva Especial Release 2021 (2009, 2010, 2010 vintages), Ribera del Duero, Spain

WPA2022 Pandemic Hero

Comfort Wines

Comfort White < 40 Euros

    • 2019 Joh. Jos. Prüm, Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Mosel, Germany
    • 2018 Joh. Jos. Prüm, Riesling Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett, Mosel, Germany
    • 2018 Joh. Jos. Prüm, Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Mosel, Germany

Comfort Red < 40 Euros

    • 2019 Domaine Jean Foillard, Morgon, Beaujolais, France
    • 2019 Domaine Marcel Lapierre, Morgon, Beaujolais, France
    • 2020 Domaine Marcel Lapierre, Morgon, Beaujolais, France

Comfort Rosé < 40 Euros

    • 2020 Château Miraval, Côtes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France
    • 2020 Domaine Tempier, Bandol Rosé, Bandol, France
    • 2020 Château d’Esclans, Whispering Angel Rosé, Provence, France

Best Friend of the Earth

Best Friend Of The Earth (Winery)

    • Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Alsace, France
    • Bodegas Torres, Penedès, Spain
    • Domaine Leflaive, Burgundy, France

Pandemic Hero

Pandemic Hero (Personality)

    • Barbara Banke, Chairman and Proprietor of Jackson Family Wines

2019 featured a total of 27 different award categories, pared down to just 18 awards this year. Gone are some categories that celebrate more unique releases from the New World and various wine personalities, such as ‘Best Recent Release Non-Champagne Sparkling Wine’, ‘Black Swan Wine of the Year’, ‘Best Chinese Red’, as well as ‘Best Young Winemaker of the Year’ and ‘Unsung Hero’.

The ‘Grand Jury Award’ has also been replaced with ‘Pandemic Hero’, won by Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines. “We are cognizant of the difficulties faced by many people in the wine industry over the past few years. Barbara Banke and Jackson Family Wines are the epitome of a pandemic hero with their outstanding contributions to a society significantly affected by the pandemic,” said Jeannie Cho Lee MW, head of the Wine Pinnacle Awards 2022 technical committee.

Wine Pinnacle Awards 2022 - Wine Industry Symposium

The results of Wine Pinnacle Awards 2022 was announced at a glitzy gala dinner on 1 November 2022 at the Resorts World Ballroom within Resorts World Convention Centre at RWS in Singapore. It comes on the back of a five-day programme that included exclusive wine dinners, industry masterclasses, and a two-day symposium that saw the participation over nearly 500 of the leading figures and luminaries in the wine world such as distinguished winemakers, top wine professionals, and wine enthusiasts alike.

“The diversity on display – both in terms of attendees and the geographical origin of the nominees – beautifully demonstrates the dedication of Wine Pinnacle Awards to celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and excellence,” said Tan Hee Teck, CEO of Resorts World Sentosa. “Leading a business, let alone a vintage, to triumph can be an uphill battle, and, as such, we are eager to shine the spotlight on the commitment, ability, and sheer hard work of our deserving nominees and winners.”

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