Tokay Rutherglen Victoria
Campbell's Topaque bears a venerable oval logotype symbolizing the great vineyards of Australia's most distinguished wine growing region of Rutherglen. The skillful art of blending old Tokay, handed down to Colin Campbell by his forebears, is painstakingly carried out to ensure consistency of quality and the perpetuation of the Campbell style.
Pure Rutherglen Topaque (or Muscadelle) from Campbells Rutherglen vineyards. The fortified cellars at Campbell's remain the domain of ancient barrels gently nurturing their precious contents for decade upon decade of ageing to mellow maturity. Each vintage the tokay 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 of aged tokay stocks from a number of vintages over several years, blended into the richest and most complex precious wine. Alcohol 17.5%
A deep, brilliant old gold colour. A bouquet of lifted toffee, honey and cold tea characters combine to produce the unique character of Rutherglen Topaque. Toffee and tea-leaf characters predominate on the front of the palate with a cleansing hint of spirit and old oak on the finish. Blended for optimum flavour and balance prior to bottling, this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should be enjoyed upon release.