A Fascinating full profile from Israel


A Fascinating full profile from Israel

For all our readers we will now be bringing you two regular weekly full profiles from the 11 & and upcoming 12th editions of Wine behind the label with our ratings. This should give you an excellent idea of what you can enjoy when purchasing a full guide. On this occasion a top winery from Israel. Readers should be aware that you should use an online webpage translation service when visiting their website.

>> 1848 Winery (Judean Hills/Galilee)

Galina Shor established the first winery in the land of Israel in 1848 and now the 8th generation, headed by winemaker Yossi Shor, holds sway here with the production of some excellent premium wines. The labelling of the wines reflect the generational history of the estate starting with what might be described as their entry level wines as 2nd generation and increasing in quality right up to the most recent 9th generation and a Special Reserve. There is a plethora of wines and varietals but at a recent tasting we were impressed by the quality. 5th Generation Cabernet Franc had good Franc varietal flavours coming through although there is 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec in the blend. 7th Generation Cabernet Sauvignon (86%) with 8% Petite Syrah and 6% Merlot is a whopping 15.5% abv with layers of black fruit and spice. 24 months in barrique ensures that this will require long cellaring to reach its peak. The Special. Reserve Bordeaux Blend (57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot) has all the hallmarks of great wine with a good deal of upfront fruit, lots of finesse and supple tannins which once again will repay long cellaring. Finally, the 9th Generation (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc) just released, bodes well for testing after the 10th year in bottle!

Galina Shor established the first winery in the land of Israel in 1848 and now the 8th generation, headed by winemaker Yossi Shor, holds sway here with the production of some excellent premium wines. The labelling of the wines reflect the generational history of the estate starting with what might be described as their entry level wines as 2nd generation and increasing in quality right up to the most recent 9th generation and a Special Reserve. There is a plethora of wines and varietals but at a recent tasting we were impressed by the quality. 5th Generation Cabernet Franc had good Franc varietal flavours coming through although there is 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec in the blend. 7th Generation Cabernet Sauvignon (86%) with 8% Petite Syrah and 6% Merlot is a whopping 15.5% abv with layers of black fruit and spice. 24 months in barrique ensures that this will require long cellaring to reach its peak. The Special. Reserve Bordeaux Blend (57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot) has all the hallmarks of great wine with a good deal of upfront fruit, lots of finesse and supple tannins which once again will repay long cellaring. Finally, the 9th Generation (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc) just released, bodes well for testing after the 10th year in bottle!

Recommended Reds:

Special Reserve Galilee ★★★★✩ £F

9th Generation Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee ★★★★ £E

7th Generation Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee ★★★★ £E

5th Generation Cabernet Franc Judean Hills ★★★ £D

 

Ownership and Contact

Shor family 45 Charuvit Street, Mishor Adumim, West Bank

Tel: +972 2535 2540

Web: www.1848.co.il

E mail: website form

To find out more about the wines of the Israel you can check out our background guide here

Our Introduction, Awards and How to use the guide will also help – link

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