R.L. Buller "Calliope" Rare Tokay Rutherglen Victoria (375ml)

SKU #1185461 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 With an equally very deep brown color, the NV Calliope Rare Tokay reveals aromas of walnut cake, toasted hazelnuts, black molasses, brown sugar and macerated sultanas. It has profound richness with a full, viscous texture and very high level of sweetness plus a good amount of acid to balance. The finish is amazingly long and wonderfully spicy. (LPB)  (6/2010)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Amber with a greenish rim. Plum preserves, dried cherry, orange peel, cola and molasses on the enticingly perfumed nose. Smoky, sweet and velvety, offering a wild array of sweet pit fruit, spice and floral pastille flavors. Shows firm backbone and finishes with outstanding power, depth and length. This wine's blend of exotically sweet fruits and spices is pretty compelling. (JR)  (9/2011)

94 points Wine Spectator

 Sweet, spicy and subtle, an elegant dessert wine with pretty flavors of brown sugar, hazelnut, caramel and exotic spices swirling around a slick core of cherry flavor way down deep in the middle of the wine. (Web Only-2002)

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Australia

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Victoria

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Rutherglen