Rutherglen Topaque (375ml)

Tasting Notes

Deep, brilliant old gold. Lifted toffee, honey and cold tea characters combine to produce the unique character of Rutherglen Topaque. Toffee and tealeaf characters predominate on the front of the palate with a cleansing hint of spirit and old oak on the finish.

Winemaking

Each vintage the topaque grapes are left on the vine to fully ripen until raisined and laden with natural sugar. The resulting wine is then blended with wines from previous vintages to produce a consistent house style. This wine contains portions from a number of vintages over several years.

Cellaring

Blended for optimum flavour and balance prior to bottling, this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. A heavenly match with honeycomb ice cream, fruit based desserts, soft cheeses, chilled as an aperitif or as an after dinner drink with coffee.

“This classification is the foundation of the style; displaying the fresh aromas, rich fruit, clean spirit and great length of flavour on the palate, which are the mark of all the Topaques of Rutherglen.

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 fruit flavours.” Colin Campbell

Serving Suggestions
Click here to see the recipe for one of our favourite food matches, Poached Winter Fruit Tart.
Reviews
Rutherglen Topaque
Score: 94
Review by: James Halliday, James Halliday's Wine Companion, August 2016
Rutherglen Topaque
Score: 94 Points
Review by: James Halliday, James Halliday's Wine Companion, July 2015
Rutherglen Topaque
Review by: Leigh Marino, Country Style, July 2015
Rutherglen Muscat
Score: 92/100 Points
Review by: Alan Hunter, Brisbane Courier Mail, July 2014
Rutherglen Topaque
Score: 93 Points
Review by: Tyson Stelzer, Wine Business Monthly, June 2013
Campbells Rutherglen Tokay NV
Review by: Matt Skinner, August 2010
Campbells Rutherglen Tokay & Rutherglen Muscat
Score: 91 Points
Review by: Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, 10th February 2010
Sweet and silky, with a light feel to the texture and gorgeous apricot, orange marmalade and date-nut bread flavors, lingering on the polished finish. Muscadelle. Drink now. - H.S.
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
Campbells Tokay…
Review by: Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer, Taste Food and Wine 2007, December 2006
High praise for Campbells Fortifieds
Review by: Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer, Taste Food and Wine, October 2006

 

$19.00 per bottle


CLOSURE
Screw Cap

WINEMAKER
Colin Campbell

COLOUR
Deep, brilliant old gold.

BOUQUET
Lifted toffee, honey and cold tea characters combine to produce the unique character of Rutherglen Topaque.

PALATE
Toffee and tealeaf characters predominate on the front of the palate with a cleansing hint of spirit and old oak on the finish.

GRAPE VARIETY
Rutherglen Topaque (Muscadelle)

GROWING REGION
From Campbells Rutherglen vineyards.

% ALCOHOL
17.5%

 

 

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