Farmer's Leap wins 2 gold medals with 96 point scores from the judges at 2019 Limestone Coast Wine Show
The Farmers Leap winery’s growing reputation for making outstanding wines has been enhanced by dual scores of 96 points from the judges at the Limestone Coast Wine Show in October.
The 2015 Farmer Leap Shiraz & The 2016 Random Shot Shiraz were both awarded the outstanding score of 96 and were the top of their class in both categories. 96 points was the equal highest score awarded at the event.
2015 Farmers Leap Shiraz
Aromas of ripe blueberry and blackcurrant fruit, fragrant floral notes and hints of chocolate.
The palate is full bodied with fresh berry fruit, blackcurrant and fresh dark cherries, lavender, hints of anise, some cedary spice, background earthiness and a lingering fine tannin finish.
The fruit was fermented on skins for eight days before being pressed and transferred to barrel for 18 months maturation. A mix of 85% French and 15% American oak was used. 15% in new barrels.
Judges comment: Vibrant & fresh. Creamy oak. Intense colour. Youthful, Rich & Opulent. Very well made
2016 Random Shot Shiraz
Aromas of blueberries and blackcurrant with dark earthy spice, background chocolate & dried mint.
The palate shows flavours of fresh berry fruit, sweet fragrant toasted spice and hints of anise. It is soft and round and has a persistency of vibrant fresh fruit.
Harvested when flavour ripe, fermented on skins for 5 days. The wine is matured for a period of around 12 months and a proportion was matured with French oak, the majority was un-oaked to allow the fruit to shine.
Judges comment: Dark blue fruits. Cold meats. Dense & Rich. Layers of decadent flavour & a long finish.
This is a great reward for the hard work put in on the vineyard to produce the best grapes possible and this gives head winemaker Renae Hirsch the opportunity to showcase her immense wine making skills. We’ve done our bit. The rest is up to you. Grab a bottle today!
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