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Campbells Tokay Rutherglen Old Rutherglen NV

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"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 Tokays of Rutherglen. The Tokays 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 “Tokay 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 Tasting Notes: A deep, brilliant old gold colour. A bouquet of lifted toffee, honey and cold tea characters combine to produce the unique character of Rutherglen Tokay. 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 ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. Serving Suggestions: A mouthwatering combination served chilled with honeycomb ice-cream, fig or quince based desserts and soft cheeses. Chill to use as an aperitif or dessert wine or serve at room temperature at the end of the meal with coffee and chocolate caramels. Winemaking Details: 100% Rutherglen Tokay (Muscadelle) from Campbells Rutherglen vineyards. 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 from a number of vintages over several years. Technical Details: Alc: 17.5%

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Varietal: Muscadelle
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The wineries of the Rutherglen Wine Region and North East Victoria are the state’s most popular destination for winery visitors and Campbells is one of the top 10 most visited wineries in Victoria.
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Member Reviews for Campbells Tokay Rutherglen Old Rutherglen

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Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
0.00 5
08/08/2007

Beautiful crystal clear color of earl grey tea with hints of copper. Viscous in nature with thick legs. Aroma of black tea leaves, acetone, grapes, baked crème brule and dried fruits. Heavy mouth feel, almost of syrup with a lingering mouth coating finish. Raisin, caramel, tea leaves, toffee, and burnt raisin all show up on the palate, while the alcohol shows itself in a warming finish. Rich unctuous texture with a bit of a cloying nature that is not entirely unpleasant while the acid tries to cleanse the finish. A bit of Cabreles cheese from Spain helps to lend a touch of acidity that is missing in the wine by itself. The saltiness of the cheese also brings out fruitiness in the wine that’s not there by itself. Not bad but a bit too cloying for me without the acidity to balance it. [NR]


Snooth User: jaye
28911379
4.00 5
08/08/2007

A little too much alcohol on the finish for my tastes, but it really dresses up plain vanilla ice cream! [85]


Snooth User: jaye
28911379
3.50 5
08/13/2006

A little too much alcohol on the finish for my tastes, but it really dresses up plain vanilla ice cream!


Snooth User: Durif
4669895
5.00 5
04/29/2010

Excellent wine for the bottom tier but it is produced from Muscadelle not Furmint


Snooth User: matuaakaroanz
1271754
4.50 5
01/25/2009

Absolutely superb with fresh raspberries, slightly sweetened whipped cream and hazelnut meringues made with muscovado sugar & roasted hazelnuts.


Snooth User: jsherdc
6933746
5.00 5
04/26/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Campbells Tokay Rutherglen Old Rutherglen

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/11/2007

An everyday dessert wine with rich aromas of caramal and sultana raisins. Rich and viscous on the palate. Drinking well today. This stickie is made with a solera system that blends many back vintages.


External Review
01/09/2013

The more ancient soleras (usually the base wine is well over 60 years of age) are bottled under the andldquo;Rareandrdquo; caption, and often flirt with perfection. The non-vintage Rare Tokay Isabella is slightly less sweet (293 grams of residual sugar per liter) with a lighter amber color than the Muscat Merchant Prince. Nevertheless, it possesses superb intensity as well as palate presence with hints of honeysuckle, raisins, black tea, marmalade, and toffee. This is an extraordinary beverage that must be tasted to be believed.


External Review
09/23/2011

"This wine is again brilliant and translucent. The nose is an array of fresh cold tea. The flavors are that of rich honey and caramel/toffee. Despite the rather abundant oak treatment


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Full orange color. Idiosyncratic noise shows game, maple syrup, celery and exotic herbs, plus a slight rancio character. Then fat and thick, with powerful if rather simple orange peel flavor. Supersweet to the point of cloying, with a suggestion of Pedro Ximenez sherry. Finishes very sweet and a bit warm.


External Review
04/18/2013

Among the most traditional of Australian dessert wines is the fortified Tokay from Victoria’s Rutherglen region. The amber/chestnut color indicates the complex nature of the wine, an exotic melange of orange, apricot, and cherry flavors with walnut and spice elements suggestive of tawny port. A sweet and lingering end to an evening.


External Review
04/18/2013

Displaying a lighter amber hue than the Muscat, the non-vintage Tokay is more elegant, not as sweet (205 grams of residual sugar per liter), but unctuous, long, and fragrant, revealing hints of Chinese black tea, toffee, and marmalade. This cuvee is based on 20–25-year old soleras.


External Review
04/18/2013

The light amber-colored non-vintage Tokay (Muscadelle) easily conceals its 17.5% alcohol behind abundant quantities of Chinese Black Tea, molasses, maple syrup, and honeyed fruit. Long, complex, and extremely aromatic, it should be drunk over the next 4–5 years. This is a remarkable effort with levels of texture and richness that must be tasted to be believed.


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"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 Tokays of Rutherglen. The Tokays 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 “Tokay 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 Tasting Notes: A deep, brilliant old gold colour. A bouquet of lifted toffee, honey and cold tea characters combine to produce the unique character of Rutherglen Tokay. 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 ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. Serving Suggestions: A mouthwatering combination served chilled with honeycomb ice-cream, fig or quince based desserts and soft cheeses. Chill to use as an aperitif or dessert wine or serve at room temperature at the end of the meal with coffee and chocolate caramels. Winemaking Details: 100% Rutherglen Tokay (Muscadelle) from Campbells Rutherglen vineyards. 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 from a number of vintages over several years. Technical Details: Alc: 17.5%

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