James Halliday's 2013 Australian Wine Companion

Friday, July 27, 2012

We are thrilled to announce Campbells has received a five star rating in James Halliday's Wine Companion 2013 for the fifth year in a row!  And ten of our wines received scores of 90+ - an exceptional result!

View the wines below -

Campbells Bobbie Burns Shiraz 2010 - 92pts

Drink by: 2030 | Date tasted: 23/03/12 | Alcohol: 14.5%

Crimson, with hints of purple; a rich, full-bodied wine reflecting the quality of the vintage; a mix of blackberry, plum and mocha, the finish sustained by soft, ripe tannins and a touch of oak.

Purchase our 2010 Bobbie Burns Shiraz now!

Campbells The Brothers Shiraz 2009 - 93pts

Drink by: 2024 | Date tasted: 23/03/12 | 14.5%

Strong, bright purple-red; a densely packed wine with an abundance of red and black fruits, licorice, dark chocolate and oak on the bouquet and palate; it is the oak that has the upper hand at the moment, but not by a wide margin.

Purchase our 2009 The Brothers Shiraz now! 


Campbells The Sixties Block 2010 - 91pts

Drink by: 2017 | Date tasted: 23/03/12 | Alcohol: 14%

The blend is unique; it includes shiraz, tempranillo, graciano, tinta cao, souzao and carignan.  It is on the lighter side of medium-bodied, but the fruit flavours have considerable life and vitality, largely in the red spectrum; the freshness of the wine is accentuated by the very fine tannins and controlled oak.

Purchase our 2010 The Sixties Block now!


Campbells Limited Release Rutherglen Durif 2009 - 94pts

Drink by: 2024 | Date tasted: 23/03/12 | Alcohol: 14.5%

Excellent red-crimson; a very good example of the variety, mouthfilling and velvety, yet not too ripe; the flavours are of plum, blackberry and a touch of dark chocolate, the tannins ripe and round.

Purchase our 2009 Limited Release Rutherglen Durif now!


Campbells Rutherglen Topaque - 93pts

Drink by: 2013 | Date tasted: 24/03/12 | Alcohol: 17.5%

An outstanding wine at this bottom-of-the-range category; bright, light amber; it has great detail to its mix of honey, tea leaf, toffee and cake on the back-palate and very lively finish.  The only problem is a half-bottle won't be big enough.  375 ml.

Purchase our Rutherglen Topaque now! 


Campbells Rutherglen Muscat - 92pts

Drink by: 2013 | Date tasted: 23/03/12 | Alcohol: 17.5%

Light, vibrant colour; the palate is crammed with a mix of raisins, burnt toffee and glace fruits, the finish long and harmonious.  Gold medal Decanter International Wine Challenge '10.

Purchase our Rutherglen Muscat now! 


Campbells Classic Rutherglen Muscat - 93pts

Drink by: 2013 | Date tasted: 24/03/12 | Alcohol: 17.5%

Deeper colour than the basic Muscat, but still fresh; the strong raisin fruit is tempered by the rancio that has started to develop, and also by the lifted spicy notes on both bouquet and palate, the finish long and potent.  500 ml.

Purchase our Classic Rutherglen Muscat now! 


Campbells Isabella Rare Topaque - 98pts

Drink by: 2013 |Date tasted: 24/03/12 | Alcohol: 18%

Deep burnt amber and olive on the rim; exceptionally luscious, intense and rich, its density more like very old Seppelt Paras, but with the unique topaque suite of flavours.  Impossible to resist, although espresso coffee and walnuts would be a great match.  375 ml.

Purchase our Isabella Rare Topaque!


Campbells Merchant Prince Rare Muscat - 97pts

Drink by: 2013 | Date tasted: 24/03/12 | Alcohol: 18%

As with the Isabella Topaque, is more viscous and more luscious than its peers, with the most complex array of flavours adding to the usual raisin, burnt toffee and hints of tar.  375 ml.

Purchase our Merchant Prince Rare Muscat!



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