Stanton & Killeen Classic Rutherglen Topaque (500ml)
The average age of this superb Rutherglen fortified is 12 years. Formerly known as Tokay, this fortified is produced from Muscadelle grapes. Translucent deep onion brown amber colour. Toffee top notes are followed by some honey, raisin and molasses aromas. Concentrated and very luscious the palate delivers flavours of honey, toffee and raisins followed by a touch of spice. There’s a touch of heat from the spirit on the finish which is not quite as well integrated as the Muscat. Long aftertaste of honey, toffee and raisin.
Alc 18.0% First tasted July 2007:
Deep onion brown colour, with delicate olive green edges. Superb sniffing, with aromas of caramel, honey, raisins and fine brandy spirit. Rich, luscious palate with flavours of orange marmalade and honeyed raisins, followed by a clean finish and very long aftertaste of toffee, honey, raisins and caramel.
93 Points Other Reviews...
Light-to medium golden-brown; great clarity and freshness, with honey and tea leaf aromas; lively and vibrant with similar finesse and harmony to the Campbell wines. Finishes with excellent acidity and a clean, crisp aftertaste. Drink Now
James Halliday - 2007 Australian Wine Companion