Complex and expressive with perfumed red berries, a subtle suggestion of ground spice, and attractive regional notes of earth and ironstone that underline the wines origins in Rutherglen.
Typically rich fruit on entry to the palate with well ripened bloodplum and mulberry characters evident. The wine continues to build weight and texture through the mid palate, with cacao and forest floor notes adding appeal. Supple fruit tannins and spicy integrated oak play a role on the back palate, drawing the wine out to a long satisfying finish.
Rutherglen township was born during the great gold rushes of the mid nineteenth century. People flocked to the North East of Victoria when the call of “Gold” was heard. One such gold miner was John Campbell, a Scottish immigrant heeded the words of Rutherglen's first winegrower who said 'dig gentleman, dig, but not deeper than six inches for there is more gold in the first six inches than there is lower down.' Having had some luck with gold he used the money to invest in land and named his vineyard Bobbie Burns after the nearby gold mine he had worked. By 1870 he had planted the Bobbie Burns Vineyard and established Campbells Rutherglen Wines. Hit by phylloxera at the turn of the century the family replanted using American rootstock with European vine grafts and established the family business which developed as the family and business interests grew further. The Campbell family today specialise in producing the distinctive wines of the Rutherglen region.