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Grand Rutherglen Topaque (375ml)

Incredibly rich with aged complexity

$65.00 CELLAR CLUB
$58.50

DESCRIPTION

Tasting Notes

This classification takes the flavour of Rutherglen topaque to still a higher plane of development. A mature style with greater intensity and mouth filling flavour, complexity and viscosity: producing layers of texture and flavour with seamless integration of the flavours of fruit, grape spirit and mature oak. 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 “Topaque 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 while finishing clean and dry. - Colin & Jules Campbell

Wine Making

The 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. Only selected parcels of premium fruit are then added to the Grand Rutherglen Topaque solera. The wine that provides the basis of this blend dates back to the 1950’s. Wine can only be withdrawn from this solera when it matches exactly with the previous withdrawal thus ensuring the quality and consistency of style.

Cellaring

Blended through our solera for optimum flavour and balance this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. Perfect with fresh fruit, sticky date pudding or freshly brewed coffee and fine chocolates.

Technical

The Grapes: Muscadelle from Campbells Rutherglen vineyards.
Alcohol: 17.5%

This classification takes the flavour of Rutherglen topaque to still a higher plane of development. A mature style with greater intensity and mouth filling flavour, complexity and viscosity: producing layers of texture and flavour with seamless integration of the flavours of fruit, grape spirit and mature oak. 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 “Topaque 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 while finishing clean and dry. - Colin & Jules Campbell

Palate:

Mahogany. Complex aromas of candied fruits, quince paste, toffee and cold tea. Rich, mouthfilling fruit. Complex rancio characters with hints of toffee, malt and walnut and a lingering finish.
The 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. Only selected parcels of premium fruit are then added to the Grand Rutherglen Topaque solera. The wine that provides the basis of this blend dates back to the 1950’s. Wine can only be withdrawn from this solera when it matches exactly with the previous withdrawal thus ensuring the quality and consistency of style.
Blended through our solera for optimum flavour and balance this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. Perfect with fresh fruit, sticky date pudding or freshly brewed coffee and fine chocolates.
The Grapes: Muscadelle from Campbells Rutherglen vineyards.
Alcohol: 17.5%
Much deeper colour than the Classic, mahogany rimmed with olive. This is for veteran tasters – if you are a P-plate driver you don’t get behind the wheel of a Ferrari. Here a sword of rancio brings burnt and sweet flavours of every description into play: Christmas pudding and the works. - 95 points

James Halliday

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