Wednesday, August 12, 2009


 - Rutherglen, VIC
 - $15-$22
 - Screwcap
 - 17.5%alc

Now under fourth generation family ownership, Campbells is a long established maker (since 1870) of Rutherglen fortified wines, best known for their exceptional muscats and tokay. Both styles are released at a variety of price points by Campbells, but one thing's for sure; you're always guaranteed outstanding value by any Campbells fortified wine.

Light amber/golden-brown in colour, Campbells' entry level tokay presents a light, airy fragrance of classic varietal quality, as its tea-leaf, burnt toffee and mandarin rind aromas precede a clean and smooth palate augmented by a pleasing thread of richness. Although not terribly complex, deep or luscious; it's keenly balanced, bright and vibrantly flavoured in an uncomplicated yet particularly appealing, easy drinking fashion. The finish is generously long and fresh, with persisting notes of tea marked by well judged sweetness and carefully restrained alcohol.

üIf there's such a thing as great quaffing tokay, then this is it. Drink now.
91 points

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