ESHKOL HAZAHAV 2018

17/04/2018
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The Eshkol Ha’Zahav (Golden Cluster) wine tasting competition has taken place for the 16th consecutive year. The awards ceremony took place on Sunday, April 15th 2018 at Heichal HaTarbut in Tel Aviv.
This year, 263 wines were submitted and tasted over three days. The judges consisted of 26 wine professionals, including winemakers, sommeliers, journalists and wine experts. The competition's chairpersons were Mr. Haim Spiegel and Adv. Nachman Cohen Tzedek. The competition was organized by Avi Ben Ami of Studio Ben Ami.

The outstanding winery was Carmel Winery, whose winemaker Lior Lacser has just left. The other winery to shine was Tabor Winery. They won 8 first place gold medal trophies between them.

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WHITE WINES

Sauvignon Blanc
1. CARMEL, Sauvignon Blanc, Vineyards 2017
2. GOLAN HEIGHTS, Sauvignon Blanc, Yarden 2017
3. TABOR, Sauvignon Blanc, Adama 2017

Chardonnay
1. ELLA VALLEY, Chardonnay, Vineyards 2016
2. CARMEL, Chardonnay, Admon Vineyard 2015
2. SHIRAN, Chardonnay, Unoaked 2017
3. TABOR, Chardonnay, Adama 2017

Alsace Grape Variety
1. CARMEL, Riesling, Kayoumi 2016
2. GOLAN HEIGHTS, Gewurztraminer, Yarden 2017
3. DALTON, Pinot Gris, Estate 2017

Rhone Grape Variety
1. TABOR, Roussanne, Adama 2017
2. HAYOTZER, Viognier, Legato 2017
3. PSAGOT, Viognier 2017

Other white Grape Variety
1. DALTON, Chenin Blanc 2016
2. GALAI, Casa Blanca 2017
3. BIN NUN, Chenin Blanc 2017

White Blends
1. CARMEL, 2 Vats 2017
2. BINYAMINA, Jasper 2015
3. ELLA VALLEY, Ever Red White 2016

Rose
1. TABOR, Rose, Barbera, Adama 2017
2. OR HAGANUZ, Rose, Amuka 2017
3. SHILOH, Rose 2017
3. PSAGOT, Rose 2017

RED WINES

Blends  – 50-90 NIS
1. TABOR, Sufa 2014
2. DALTON, Alma 2014
3. JERUSALEM, Migdal David 2016

Blends – 90-120 NIS
1. BINYAMINA, Diamond 2014
2. ELLA VALLEY, Syrah-Petit Syrah 2015
3. SHILOH, Legend Honi 2016

Blends – above 120 NIS
1. TURA, Mountain Peak 2015
2. MONY, Samson 2014
2. TABOR, Winemaker's choice (White Label) 2013
3. TABOR, Winemaker's choice (Cream Label) 2013

Cabernet Sauvignon – Up to 100 NIS
1. CARMEL, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vineyards 2014
2. RAMOT NAFTALY, Barrel No. 2000 2016
3. OR HAGANUZ, Cabernet Sauvignon, Amuka 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon – above 100 NIS
1. TEPERBERG, Essence, Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
2. TURA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mountain Heights 2015
3. BAZELET HAGOLAN, Vineyard 188, Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
3. BARKAN, Cabernet Sauvignon, Altitude 624 2013
3. CARMEL, Cabernet Sauvignon, Odem 2013

Merlotup to 90 NIS
1. SEGAL, Merlot, Free Run 2016
2. CARMEL, Merlot, Appellation 2015
3. RECANATI, Merlot, Reserve 2015

Merlot – above 90 NIS
1. PSAGOT, Merlot 2016
2. GOLAN HEIGHTS, Merlot, Yarden 2015
3. JERUSALEM, Merlot, 4990 2014
3. LEVI, Merlot, Grand Reserve 2012

Syrah – up to 90 NIS
1. BINYAMINA, Shiraz, Reserve 2015
2. MONY, Shiraz, Reserve 2013
3. TABOR, Shiraz, Adama 2013
3. CARMEL, Syrah – Mourvedere, Vineyards 2014
3. JERUSALEM, Shiraz, 4990 2014

Syrahabove 90 NIS
1. TURA, Shiraz, Mountain Heights 2015
2. CARMEL, Shiraz, Kayoumi 2013
3. DRIMIA, Shiraz 2015

Cabernet Franc
1. GUSH ETZION, Cabernet Franc, Lone Oak 2014
2. ELLA VALLEY, Cabernet Franc 2012
3. TEPERBERG, Legacy, Cabernet Franc 2014

Petite Sirah
1. RECANATI, Petite Sirah, Reserve 2015
2. TEPERBERG, Legacy, Petite Sirah 2014

Marselan
1. RECANATI, Marselan, Reserve 2015
2. BINYAMINA, Marselan, Reserve Gilboa 2014
3. JERUSALEM, Marselan, Special Edition 2016

Malbec
1. MONY, Malbec, Reserve 2015
2. TEPERBERG, Essence, Malbec 2014

 Other Red Grape Variety
1. TEPERBERG, Legacy, Petit Verdot 2013
2. ZAFRIRIM, Zinfandel 2014
3. MIDBAR, Pinot Noir 2016
3. SHILOH, Barbera, Shor 2016

Archive wines (2006-2010)
1. BAZELET HAGOLAN, Merlot, reserve 2008
2. CARMEL, Shiraz, Kayoumi 2010
3. CARMEL, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sumaka 2010

DESSERT WINES
1. CARMEL, Gewurztraminer, Late Harvest, Sha'al Vineyard 2016
2. JERUSALEM, Puerta 2012
3. ZION, Fortissimo
3. GALAI, Sweetie (10 years) 2005

SMALL BOUTIQUE WINERIES

Cabernet Sauvignon
1. SIMHON, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
2. SCORIA, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
3. YEHONATAN, Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Red Blends
1. GALAI, CASA-NEGEV 2014
2. BERENICE, Cabernet Blend 2015
2. ZAFRIRIM, Levanon 2014
3. KADMA, Lirae 2015

 

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