Grand Rutherglen Topaque (375ml)
Mahogany Complex aromas of candied fruits, quince paste, toffee and cold tea. Rich, mouthfilling Topaque fruit. Complex rancio characters with hints of toffee, malt and walnut and a lingering finish.
Our topaque grapes are left until late in the season to achieve optimum ripeness, ensuring maximum fruit flavour and a high degree of natural sweetness. Juice is fermented for only a very short time before being fortified with neutral spirit and stored in oak to mature. Only selected parcels of premium fruit are used to produce wines for this solera. The wine that provides the basis of this blend dates back to the 1950’s. Only small amounts are withdrawn from this solera ensuring the highest quality and consistency of style.
Blended for optimum flavour and balance prior to bottling, this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed within a month or so after opening. Perfect with fresh fruit, sticky date pudding or freshly brewed coffee and fine chocolates.
This classification takes the flavour of Rutherglen Topaque to still a higher plane of development, displaying a new level of intensity, depth and concentration of flavour, mature rancio characters, and a complexity which imparts layers of texture and flavour.
The Topaques of Rutherglen bear a mark of authenticity - an oval logotype with a stylised "R" - which is only applied to the wines drawn from the great vineyards of the region. The 'Topaques 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
Review by: James Halliday, James Halliday's Wine Companion, August 2016
Review by: Peter Bourne, Gourmet Traveller WINE, October 2013
Score: 96 Points
Review by: Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly, May 2013
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010 Edition, August 2009
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2008 Edition, October 2008
Review by: Tyson Stelzer, Wine Business Magazine, February 2008
Review by: Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer, Taste Food and Wine 2007, December 2006
Review by: Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer, Taste Food and Wine, October 2006