Campbells `Isabella` Rare Topaque NV (6 x 375mL, half bottle), VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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There is a real lusciousness and weight on the palate with full, mellow honeyed flavours, lingering complex rancio characters and drying tannins on the finish to balance the sweetness and prevent it from cloying.

VIC - Other Victorian

Expert Reviews

Very dark olive -brown; broodingly complex, deep and concentrated aromas, then layer upon layer of flavour in the mouth of almost syrupy consistency. Incredibly intense and complex, with the varietal tea leaf/ muscadelle fruit continuity. Rating 97 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2010

The NV ‘Isabella’ Rare Tokay offers a deep brown color with the slightest edge of green. The nose is complex with earthy loam and girolle aromas giving way to treacle, toasted hazelnuts and toffee. The palate is unbelievably sweet and viscous but there is also jaw-clenching acidity that perfectly balances that extreme unctuousness. Very long in the finish with layers of nut and spices really developing for those that can actually wait before taking another sip of this gorgeous nectar. These fortified wines are all bottled to drink now. The extended solera aging process has rendered them relatively stable to changes and they can be stored for a good number of years.Rating 97 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate #189 (JUN/2010)

Dark chocolate is the first thing that comes at you from this amazing old wine, then the dark malt biscuit notes, some toasty elements and dried dates - complex and captivating. The palate is richly flavoured with the same collection of characters seen on the nose, add some treacle through the finish, the texture is elixir-like in its smooth richness. Amazing poise and length.Rating 98 - General News, Wine 100 (MAY/2010)

A clutch of Australian wines hover around perfection - this is one. Complex, rich and intense, it's heady with flavours of plum pudding, warm spice and muscatels, gliding across the palate to a super-long finish. Will stay fresh in the bottle for a few months once opened, if it lasts that long.Sydney Morning Herald (MAR/2010)

This is one of those wines that you can spend an eternity smelling without actually tasting. Wave upon wave of aroma floods the nostrils as with a great cognac or Armagnac. One moment it’s floral, the next fruity, then a perfume of musk and tea leaf floats from the glass, and then a moment later more cedary notes emerge. When you actually do take the plunge and allow this magical liquid to seep across the palate, it is equally intriguing. Everything is in harmony. It has just enough fruit to balance the rancio, and long after it has disappeared from the mouth its impression haunts the sensory memory. Is that a celestial chorus in the background?Sally Gudgeon, Divine Food, Wine & Cigars #41 (DEC/2005)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

Rutherglen Topaque 100% (Muscadelle).


Deep mahogany brown, with olive hues


A combination of malt and honey, with hints of raisins and the unmistakable scent of tea leaves, which is the hallmark of Rutherglen topaque.


There is a real lusciousness and weight on the palate with full, mellow honeyed flavours, lingering complex rancio characters and drying tannins on the finish to balance the sweetness and prevent it from cloying.

Cellaring Potential

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.

Food Matching

This wine may be enjoyed with coffee and petit fours or rich almond butter biscuits. However, to fully appreciate the rich complexity of this rare wine, we recommend enjoying it on its own.

Campbells Topaque

Topacque was previously known as Tokay. In 2005, Hungary claimed Intellectual Property rights to the name Tokay and since then the Australian wine industry commissioned a research project to identify alternative names for its much loved tokay, headed by chairman of the Rutherglen Muscat and Tokay network Colin Campbell. Five years on, Topaque has been officially registered as the new name for Tokay. The name was a natural extension of the word Topaz, intentionally conveying all of the same precious attributes as the golden stone - rich and golden in hue, a wine associated with beauty and rarity, with an equally rich, indulgent flavour to match.

VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Fortified Wine
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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Campbells winery and vineyards are situated in the historic Rutherglen Wine Region of North East Victoria.

Brothers Malcolm and Colin are the fourth generation to carry on the Campbell tradition started by their great grandfather John Campbell in Rutherglen in 1870. Together with their wives Jenny and Prue, they have forged a strong reputation for Campbells as a benchmark Rutherglen wine producer.

The brothers are an ideal team with Malcolm as viticulturist and Colin as winemaker. They have 160 acres of vineyard all within the historic Rutherglen Wine Region and are a true estate grown and bottled operation.

This means we have the ability to nurture our wines from vine to bottle. As Colin says, “Our wines are like our children, we bring them into this world and take great pride and joy in holding their hands and watching them grow”.

Malcolm's approach in the vineyard is quite simple, “Quality even at the expense of quantity is our aim. We assist nature, we don't seek to dominate her.”

Colin believes his role as winemaker is to maximize and protect the natural fruit flavours. His skill is in making wines with structure and balance that can confidently be aged; a hallmark of Campbells Wines.

Today the fifth generation of Campbells is adding their enthusiasm and skills. How excited would their great great grandfather John Campbell be to see this dedication to the Campbell name!

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