Campbells, Rutherglen Muscat NV

£12.50 (37.5cl)

Only 11 left in stock

SKU: AUCA00NVG

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The grapes are left until late in the season to achieve optimum ripeness, ensuring maximum fruit flavor and a high degree of natural sweetness. Selected parcels of the finished wine are then added to the Rutherglen Muscat solera which is a blend of a number of vintages from many past years. Wine can only be withdrawn from this solera when it matches exactly with the previous withdrawal thus ensuring the quality and consistency of style. Blended through solera for optimum flavour and balance, this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening.

Tasting note

Lusciously sweet strong notes of honey, thick treacle, fresh floral hints, dried figs, sweet coffee and excellent perky acidity

About the producer

Originally, from St Andrews in Fife, the first of the Campbell clan arrived in Rutherglen over 140 years ago with the intention of mining gold. When the ‘Bobbie Burns’ seam was exhausted, the family stayed on, turning their hands first to sheep farming before diversifying into viticulture. Today fourth generation brothers, Colin and Malcolm Campbell, have re-established the reputation of these once legendary fortified Muscat wines. Their Rutherglen Muscat is aged in a solera system for an average of 5 years.



Jancis Robinson (Purple Pages jancisrobinson.com):

Glowing fox red with some greenish yellow at the rim. Treacly nose with some real lift and life. Massively sweet but lifted with liquorice and a clean, fresh finish. Really quite racy. Liquefied plum pudding? Incredibly sweet and mellow, Lovely texture. Very long. Definitely better than most Rutherglen Muscats seen in mass distribution. Points: 16.5. Date Tasted: 25/11/2019

Robert Parker Wine Advocate (robertparker.com):

Slightly redder and darker in hue than the Tokay, Campbells NV Rutherglen Muscat is also slightly richer and fuller on the palate. Yet it's still possible to see the delicate floral character of the grape variety here alongside sweet flavors of maple syrup and dried dates. Produced using a modified solera system, this stuff is remarkably similar in quality and style from batch to batch—and it keeps well even after opening. (Joe Czerwinski) Points: 91. Issue Date: 31/01/2019

Decanter Magazine (decanter.com):

Sticky’ wines from Rutherglen in northern Victoria have a unique character. The blazing heat contributes to the style, with Muscat à Petits Grains Rouge (locally Brown Muscat) grapes fortified and left to mature for many years at high temperatures. The resulting liquid is highly distinctive, very sweet, strongly reminiscent of fruitcake and makes a perfect accompaniment to Christmas pudding or vanilla ice cream. (Tasted by Andy Howard MW) Points: 92. Date Tasted: 30/11/2018

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