Campbells Rutherglen Topaque (Tokay) 375ml
The Campbell’s are a fourth generation winemaking family dedicated to continuing a tradition begun in 1870, of producing premium quality wines that refl ect the distinctive characteristics of the Rutherglen region. Drawing on their intimate knowledge of the region the Campbells can ensure that they grow grapes of the highest quality. The result is traditional styles of wines with fi nesse and a subtle use of oak complementing the full fruit full avours.
A consistent award winner, this brilliant gold coloured topaque is an exquisite combination of toffee, honey and cold tea characters completed by a hint of spirit and old oak. For the perfect food match, try rich steamed puddings, caramel desserts, chocolates or simply pair with a quality Italian espresso as an after-dinner drink.
The heady, light amber-colored non-vintage Tokay (Muscadelle) is pure marmalade and molasses offered in an unctuously-textured style. Justifiably renowned for their tremendous dessert wines, Campbell’s four cuvees all performed impressively well, making one wonder if the price difference between the regular and rare offerings is really worth it. Certainly there is a bit more complexity and intensity to the Rare Tokay and Rare Muscat, which emerge from a solera system averaging 60 years of age. In any event, the tasting notes for all four wines are nearly identical to any of the great Australian fortifieds, such as Buller, Chambers Rosewood, etc. Wine Advocate #148 (Aug 2003) Robert Parker 93 points
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