Campbells `Merchant Prince` Rare Muscat 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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Raisined sweetness explodes on the front of the palate. Complex nutty flavours flow through the full length of the palate and the drying tannin finish lingers for many minutes.

VIC - Other Victorian

Expert Reviews

Fleshy, voluptuous and complex, displaying a peacock’s tail of flavour, with layers of peanut, almond, walnut, coffee, prune, dried cherry, spice and toasted marshmallow. Dark amber in colour, this is complex and wonderful, with exquisite balance, richness, depth and length, finishing on a note of amazing finesse and delicacy for such a sweet, complex wine. Demands another sip. Drink now.Awarded a perfect 100/100 - Harvey Staiman (17/MAR/2010)

Dark brown, with olive-green on the rim; particularly fragrant, with essency, raisiny fruit; has an almost silky viscosity to the intense flavours which flood every corner of the mouth, but yet retains elegance. Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

With a deep brown color giving a distinctly green hue to the rim, the NV ‘Merchant Prince’ Muscat has a profoundly intense scent of plum pudding, raisin cake and stewed figs plus a hint of roasted coffee beans and preserved walnuts. The palate is tooth achingly sweet but like the ‘Isabella’ has the acidity to carry it off. Very thick and rich with an epic, long, gooey raisin finish – this is one for the super-tasters!Rating 95 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Wine Advocate#189 (JUN/2010)

Very old Rutherglen liqueur muscat blends classified as “Rare” are all sublime, but this one is one of the finest. Concentrated, sweet raisin and muscatel characters, toasted nuts, earthy spirit, and great acidity. Superb. Five Stars - Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age (MAY/2009)

This wine would floor a stegosaurus! You can invert your glass and none will come out, it's so unctuous. People say a wine has a long finish, but when you put this in your mouth, all the wines you thought had a long finish suddenly seem pretty short. Waves of dramatic,white knuckle flavour crash onto the palate and it is hard to concentrate during the cacophonous action. Let's adjourn to somewhere more comfortable because we think it is illegal to enjoy this wine while vertical.Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer, Taste Food and Wine (OCT/2006)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietal

Muscat a Petit Grains Rouge (also known as Rutherglen Brown Muscat)


Rich, deep brown with olive green rim.


Intense raisin fruit with nutty rancio complexity, which only comes from very lengthy maturation in oak casks. The ultimate in intensity.


Raisined sweetness explodes on the front of the palate. Complex nutty flavours flow through the full length of the palate and the drying tannin finish lingers for many minutes.

Cellaring Potential

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.

Food Matching

This wine may be enjoyed with coffee and petit fours, or the richest chocolate, however its myriad of flavours and lingering palate warrant enjoying it on its own.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy, Rutherglen Wine Show 2008 - Best Australian Fortified Muscat

Trophy, Rutheglen Wine Show 2008 - Best Australian Fortified wine in show.

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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