HAYOTZER 93 POINTS

January 12, 2018
Great scores for Hayotzer in Wine Enthusiast more »

Hayotzer Winery excelled in a recent tasting by the Wine Enthusiast. Two wines scored 93 points, a very high score for an Israeli wine. Two other wines scored 92 points, and a fifth 91. Seven wines scored 90 points or more! Two wines were nominated as 'Editors Choice' and two were referred to as 'Best Buy'. The scores showed a very high quality and a high level of consistency across the board. The Wine Enthusiast is one of the most important wine magazines in America. Hayotzer is a quality driven winery situated on the outskirts of Jerusalem. It is owned by the Shor family.

The Shors founded the first recorded winery in the Old City of Jerusalem in 1847/48. Now over 170 years later, the seventh and eighth generation manage the 5th largest winery in Israel, which is known as Arza Winery. Hayotzer Winery was founded to be quality winery in the Arza Group. Philippe Lichtenstein is the winemaker. French born, he studied in France and was previously winemaker of Zichron Yaacov Winery. Hayotzer Winery marries the tradition of Israel's foremost wine family with the creativity of one of Israel's finest winemakers. The word 'Hayotzer' means 'the creator' in Hebrew.

Hayotzer Winery has wines ranging from the entry level  Genesis, Virtuoso, Special Edition and Lyrica to the prestige Auteur.  
The scores are listed below:                 

 

93

 

Hayotzer 2014 Lyrica G-S-M Galilee

93

Editors' Choice

Hayotzer 2014 Winemaker's Choice Virtuoso Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee

92

Editors' Choice

Hayotzer 2014 Virtuoso Merlot Galilee

92

 

Hayotzer 2014 Special Edition Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee

91

 

Hayotzer 2014 Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee

90

 

Hayotzer 2014 Genesis Merlot Galilee

90

 

Hayotzer 2014 Lyrica Meritage Bordeaux-style Red Blend Galilee

89

 

Hayotzer 2014 Genesis Shiraz Galilee

88

Best Buy

Hayotzer 2016 Vintner's Select Cabernet Sauvignon Judean Hills

88

Best Buy

Hayotzer 2016 Vintner's Select Merlot Judean Hills

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