The Muscats of Rutherglen are considered the "World's Richest Wines" and bear a mark of authenticity – an oval logotype with a stylised "R" – which is only applied to the wines drawn from the great Muscat vineyards of the region. The "Muscat of Rutherglen" trademark assures the highest quality of wine exclusively sourced from the Rutherglen Wine Region.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Spicy/raisiny complexity starting to build; a large increase in intensity and length over the Rutherglen Muscat. Rating 92 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011
"There's a real balance here. All in all it's the most balanced sweetie in our list- flavour, price, bottle design-it's got it all."Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer, Taste Food and Wine(OCT/2006)
The second of four classifications of this region’s world famous fortified is arguably the best buying, with spirit-enforced richness and raisny depth of flavour all singing gloriously. Rich enough to drink with chocolate and other sweet-fruit desserts, pour also over ice cream for a taste sure to melt any heart. Verdict: Seductive - Tony Love, Taste.com.au (FEB/2010)
Rutherglen’s unique, luscious muscats come in four categories – Rutherglen, Classic, Grand and Rare – each representing a step up in age, richness and complexity. Campbell’s basic version, like raisened muscat grapes on a pogo stick, sells for $18.80. But it’s worth stepping up to “Classic”. It’s slightly darker in colour, slightly more olive green at the rim and notably more luscious. It also has the patina of age – a complex of aromas and flavours described by the Spanish as “rancio” – a sniff and a sip brings enlightenment.Chris Shanahan, chrisshanahan.com (JUL/2010)
Layered with rich, luscious, primary fruits of oranges and raisins. Backed by the complexity of roast nuts, this is a concentrated wine with just the right acid profile to keep it bright.Rating 93 - Wine 100 (JUN/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Muscat of Rutherglen (muscat a petit grains rouge).
Deep amber with tawny hues.
Rich fresh raisin fruit aromas with great depth and showing some rancio characters.
Great power and intense fruit with balance and elegance. There is evidence of mellow oak with the luscious lingering finish.
Blended for optimum flavour and balance at the time of bottling, this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening.
Excellent with vintage cheddar or blue vein cheeses, dried fruit and fresh nuts or as a memorable end to a meal with freshly brewed coffee.