James Suckling is one of the leading wine critics in the world. He has his own website jamesuckling.com. Israeli wines were recently tasted by Stuart Pigott on behalf of the site, and they received some remarkable scores. The best of these were:
Castel Grand Vin 2018 97 points
Raziel Winery Red 2018 97 points
Tzora Vineyards Misty Hills 2018 96 points
The highest scoring white wine was:
Shpera White Signature 2019 95 points
Flam, Sea Horse, and Yatir also scored 95 points and the Golan Heights Winery, Tulip and Vitkin wines scored 94 points. These, collectively, are probably the highest scores ever for Israeli wines from a reputable critic.
For more details of Stuart Pigott’s essay on Israeli wine, the list of wines and their tasting notes, and the full scores, you are encouraged to register and subscribe to www.jamessuckling.com