BEST VALUE 2022

03/04/2022
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Best Value is Israel’s main competition for good value, inexpensive wines. The competition was held for the 14th year, organized by Studio Ben Ami. 152 wines were sent to the competition, with the shelf price ranging from NIS 29 to NIS 79. The wines were tasted blind by 21 judges including sommeliers, winemakers and professional tasters.

The big winner was Barkan-Segal, Israel’s largest winery.

The winners were :

The indicated prices are the recommended prices to the consumer as delivered from the wineries.

Sauvignon Blanc – up to 79 NIS
1. Sauvignon Blanc, SBL, Jerusalem 2021 – 65 NIS
2. Sauvignon Blanc, Classic, Barkan 2021 – 29 NIS
3. Sauvignon Blanc, Private Collection, Carmel 2021 – 40 NIS

Chardonnay – up to 50 NIS
1. Chardonnay, Reserve, Barkan 2020 – 35 NIS
2. Chardonnay, Classic, Barkan 2020 – 29 NIS
3. Chardonnay, Jerusalem 2021 – 40 NIS

Chardonnay – up to 79 NIS
1. Chardonnay, Legato, Hayotzer 2018 – 65 NIS
2. Chardonnay, Beta, Barkan 2020 – 75 NIS
2. Chardonnay, Special Reserve, Barkan 2019 – 69 NIS
3. Chardonnay, Adama, Tabor 2020 – 59 NIS

Gold in a bottle: perfect for summer and spring (50-65 NIS)

Gewurztraminer – up to 79 NIS
1. Gewurztraminer, Appellation, Carmel 2021 – 60 NIS
2. Gewurztraminer, Free Run, Segal 2019 – 55 NIS
3. Gewurztraminer, Classic, Barkan 2020 – 29 NIS

Other white varieties – up to 79 NIS
1. Roussanne, Adama, Tabor 2020 – 59 NIS
2. Pinot Gris, Yarden, Golan Heights 2020 – 75 NIS
2. Chenin Blanc (Mitzpe Ramon), Adama, Tabor 2021 – 59 NIS
3. French Colombard, Impression, Teperberg 2021 – 45 NIS
3. Riesling, Beta, Barkan 2021 – 75 NIS

White blends – up to 79 NIS
1. Mediterranean Vats 2, Carmel 2021 – 60 NIS
2. White Mountain, Tabor 2021 – 39 NIS
3. White Locust, Nahal, Mony 2021 – 55 NIS
3. Almon, Assembly, Barkan 2020 – 59 ₪

Rose – up to 40 NIS
1. Rose, Classic, Barkan 2021 – 29 NIS
2. Rose, Golan, Golan Heights 2021 – 39 NIS
3. Rose, Jerusalem 2021 – 30 NIS

Rose – up to 79 NIS
1. Rose, Barbara, Tabor 2021 – 59 NIS
2. Rose, Essence, Tepperberg 2021 – 79 NIS
3. Rose, Premium, Jerusalem 2021 – 65 NIS

Over forty: successful and enjoyable everyday wines (NIS 29-40)

Red wines :

Cabernet Sauvignon – up to 50 NIS
1. Cabernet Sauvignon, Jerusalem 2020 – 40 NIS
2. Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, Barkan 2019 – 35 NIS
2. Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Gold Edition, Barkan 2019 – 35 NIS
3. Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Zion 2020 – 40 NIS

Cabernet Sauvignon – up to 79 NIS
1. Cabernet Sauvignon, Free Run, Segal 2018 – 55 NIS
2. Cabernet Sauvignon, Special Reserve, Barkan 2018 – 69 NIS
3. Cabernet Sauvignon, Galilee, Recanati 2020 – 59 NIS

Merlot – up to 50 NIS
1. Merlot, Private Collection, Carmel 2020 – 40 NIS
2. Merlot, Reserve, Barkan 2020 – 35 NIS
3. Merlot, Classic, Barkan 2020 – 29 NIS

Merlot – up to 79 NIS
1. Merlot, Special Reserve, Barkan 2019 – 69 NIS
2. Merlot, Capital, Zion 2020 – 60 NIS
3. Merlot, Adama, Tabor 2017 – 59 NIS

Winning reds (50-69 NIS): Good wine does not have to be expensive!

Shiraz – up to 50 NIS
1. Shiraz, Estate, Zion 2020 – 40 NIS
2. Shiraz M, Mony 2021 – 35 NIS
3. Shiraz, Classic, Barkan 2020 – 29 NIS

Shiraz – up to 79 NIS
1. Shirz, Virtuoso, creator 2020 – 50 NIS

Additional red varieties – up to 79 NIS
1. Marslan, Sarig 2021 – 50 NIS
2. Argaman, Classic, Barkan 2020 – 29 NIS
3. Marslan, Premium, Jerusalem 2019 – 65 NIS

Blends – up to 50 NIS
1. Jonathan, Cabernet – Shiraz, Recanati 2021 – 39 NIS
2. Rondo, Virtuoso, Hayotzer 2020 – 50 NIS
3. Blend Winemaker, Private Collection, Carmel 2020 – 40 NIS

Blends – up to 79 NIS
1. Cabernet – Shiraz, Appellation, Carmel 2019 – 60 NIS
2. Cabernet – Merlot – P. Verdot – C. Franc, Inspire, Teperberg 2019 – 75 NIS
3. Malbec – Marselan, Inspire, Teperberg 2020 – 75 ₪

 

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