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
Bright, light golden-brown; classic mix of tea-leaf and butterscotch aromas lead into an elegant wine which dances in the mouth; has balance and length. Rating 92 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011
Crunchy butterscotch, burnt toffee, the 'sunroof' on a creme brulee and any other ridiculously decadent really sweet thingy are all wedged into this wine. Australians think they know what amber nectar is. This actually is Aussie amber nectar! The length on the palate and phenomenal value for money make this the greatest value fortified wine of the year.Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer, Taste Food and Wine (OCT/2006)
Sweet and silky, with a light feel to the texture and gorgeous apricot, orange marmalade and date-nut bread flavours, lingering on the polished finish. Rating 91 - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator (FEB/2010)
Soon to be known as Topaque rather than Tokay after the passing of a trade agreement with the EU, this knockout base model from Campbells has an amazing nose of demerara sugar, cold black tea and candied citrus peel, while in your mouth it's luscious, sweet and incredibly pure. Try it with a couple of pieces of Green & Blacks' Maya Gold Chocolate, or better still, the whole block.Matt Skinner (AUG/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Rutherglen Topaque (Muscadelle)100%
Deep, brilliant old gold.
Lifted toffee, honey and cold tea characters combine to produce the unique character of Rutherglen Topaque.
Toffee and tealeaf 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.
A heavenly match with honeycomb ice cream, fruit based desserts, soft cheeses, chilled as an aperitif or as an after dinner drink with coffee.
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.