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July 22, 2017
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For the first time ever an Israeli wine has been awarded 18 points by the website www.jancisrobinson.com and it was for a white wine. 
The wine was the Sphera White Signature 2015. In this website scores are compiled out of 20.

The website conducted a tasting of Israeli wines from Castel, Flam, Montefiore, Psagot, Sea Horse, Sphera  and Tzora wineries. The prime reason for the tasting was a tasting of the Judean Hills Quartet wines, a group that includes Castel, Flam, Sphera and Tzora. Eli Ben Zaken, Gilad Flam, Doron Rav Hon and Eran Pick MW presented their wines.

Jancis Robinson MW has influence approaching Robert Parker as a wine critic, and greater respect as a wine writer and educator. The Oxford Companion To Wine, Wine Grapes and The World Atlas of Wine are some of her books. Her website is for members only. To see the full comments and tasting notes, a subscription needs to be paid. The tasting was conducted by Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW.

Out of interest the highest scoring Israeli wines and wineries in the major magazines and from the major critics are as follows:

HUGH JOHNSON POCKET WINE BOOK:

Castel…… Four stars

Clos de Gat……Four stars

Flam……Four stars

JANCIS ROBINSON.COM

Sphera White Signature, Judean Hills 2015……18 points        

ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE:

Castel Grand Vin, Judean Hills 2013……94 points

Alexander Amorolo 2011…….94 points

Clos de Gat Sycra Muscat, Judean Hills……94 points

WINE ENTHUSIAST:

Recanati Reserve David Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Galilee  2011……94 points

WINE SPECTATOR:

Tzora Misty Hills, Judean Hills  2013……93 points

As far as Israeli wine guides are concerned:

ROGOV’S ISRAELI WINE GUIDE:

Yarden Rom Golan Heights, 2008…..95 points

THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ISRAELI WINES:

Castel Grand Vin, Judean Hills 2013……94 points

THE NEW ISRAELI WINE GUIDE:

Chateau Golan Mourvedre, Golan Heights 2013……92 points

Tzora Shoresh White 2013, Judean Hills……92 points

 

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