Classic Rutherglen Muscat (500ml)

Tasting Notes

Deep amber with tawny hues Rich fresh raisin fruit aromas with great depth and showing some rancio characters. Great power and intense fruit with balance and elegance. There is evidence of mellow oak with the luscious lingering finish.

Winemaking

Picked at the very end of vintage, these grapes achieve a very high sugar level. Only selected parcels of premium fruit are used to produce wines for this solera. The wine that provides the basis of this solera dates back to the 1950’s. Only small amounts are withdrawn from this solera, ensuring the highest quality and consistency of style.

Cellaring

Blended for optimum flavour and balance at the time of bottling, this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. Excellent with vintage cheddar or blue vein cheeses, dried fruit and fresh nuts or as a memorable end to a meal with freshly brewed coffee.

“This classification displays a greater level of richness and complexity, produced through the blending of selected parcels of wine, often matured in various sizes of oak cask to impart the distinctive dry "rancio" characters produced from maturation in seasoned wood. The Muscats of Rutherglen are considered the "World's Richest Wines" and bear a mark of authenticity – an oval logotype with a stylised "R" – which is only applied to the wines drawn from the great Muscat vineyards of the region.

The "Muscat of Rutherglen" trademark assures the highest quality of wine exclusively sourced from the Rutherglen Wine Region.

Campbells"house style" is typically complex and elegant, capturing a rich purity of raisin fruit flavours.” Colin Campbell

Serving Suggestions
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Reviews
Classic Rutherglen Muscat
Score: 93
Review by: James Halliday, James Halliday's Wine Companion, August 2016
Classic Rutherglen Muscat
Score: 93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, James Halliday's Wine Companion, July 2015
Classic Rutherglen Muscat
Review by: Brisbane News, March 2015
Classic Rutherglen Muscat
Score: 94 Points
Review by: Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly, April 2013
Your festive dream team
Review by: Jeni Port, The Age, Epicure, December 2012
Something to drink
Review by: Neil Perry, The Age, Good Weekend, April 2011
Campbells Classic Rutherglen Muscat
Review by: Chris Shanahan, chrisshanahan.com, July 2010
Campbells Classic Rutherglen Muscat
Score: 93 Points
Review by: Wine 100, June 2010
Campbells Classic Rutherglen Muscat ...
Review by: Tony Love, taste.com.au, February 2010
Campbells Classic Rutherglen Muscat
Score:
Review by: Tony Love, The Herald Sun, Tuesday 9th February, 2010
The serious stuff: The second of four classifications of this region's world-famous fortified is arguably the best buying, with spirit-enforced richness and raisiny depths of flavour all singing gloriously. A lower-end Rutherglen ($18) is good, too.The fun stuff: Rich enough to drink with chocolate and other sweet-fruit deserts, pour also over ice cream for a taste sure to melt any heart. RATING: 4 StarsVALUE: SpecialVERDICT: Seductive  
Campbells Classic Rutherglen Muscat
Score:
Review by: Tony Love, The Herald Sun, Tuesday 9th February, 2010
The serious stuff: The second of four classifications of this region's world-famous fortified is arguably the best buying, with spirit-enforced richness and raisiny depths of flavour all singing gloriously. A lower-end Rutherglen ($18) is good, too.The fun stuff: Rich enough to drink with chocolate and other sweet-fruit deserts, pour also over ice cream for a taste sure to melt any heart. RATING: 4 StarsVALUE: SpecialVERDICT: Seductive  
High praise from Halliday!
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010 Edition, August 2009
High praise from Halliday!
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2008 Edition, October 2008
High praise for Campbells Fortifieds
Review by: Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer, Taste Food and Wine, October 2006

 

$38.00 per bottle


CLOSURE
Screw Cap

WINEMAKER
Colin Campbell

COLOUR
Deep amber with tawny hues

BOUQUET
Rich fresh raisin fruit aromas with great depth and showing some rancio characters.

PALATE
Great power and intense fruit with balance and elegance. There is evidence of mellow oak with the luscious lingering finish.

GRAPE VARIETY
Muscat of Rutherglen (muscat a petit grains rouge)

GROWING REGION
Grown at Campbells, Rutherglen

% ALCOHOL
17.5%

 

 

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