2016 Linnaea Arlequin Heathcote Cabernet Sauvignon

Elegant Cabernet Sauvignon from the rich soils of Heathcote, with a lovely velvety tannin profile.
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Heathcote Cabernet with a touch of grace and class from the guys at Linnaea, and carrying a nice bit of bottle age too.

It's almost all Cabernet Sauvignon with a few percent of Cab Franc and Petit Verdot adding some stuffing and vibrancy.

Rare to see new release Australian reds that have gone past the puppy fat stage. This is mellowing nicely, the tannings starting to purr, the flavours of earth, mint and dark spicy fruit intermingling nicely.

2016 Vintage is spot-on delicious right now and will age wonderfully for at least the next 5 years as those famous and gorgeous secondary characters start to appear alongside the gobs of fruit, acid and density in this very-high-scoring wine. Limited stock remains. We recommend you try this before it's gone! It's amazing!!


This wine was crafted from a blend of three grapes: the historic Reynella and Mt Ida clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, and a generous splashing of dry-grown Petit Verdot, all planted in the oldest vineyard soils on earth, the 590 million year old ancient red Cambrian soils of Heathcote, Victoria.


Grapes were hand harvested and sorted on March 8, 2016. Native Fermentation. Aged 16 months in a mix of French barrique and puncheon.

93 Points - "4% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. 51% new barrique/puncheon, 17% clay amphora.

Cherry, mint, some pepper and spicy oak, a little rosy perfume too. I really like the way the tannin feels, thick and suede-like, with a rosy/lipstick mouth-perfume, juniper berry and pomegranate jelly, and a good long tannin-laced finish. Feels good. Like this." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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    Peter B.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    throughly enjoyable cabernet

    this was unexpectedly good. Smooth integrated tannins and good palate weight. It was just so drinkable. Going to buy some more right now

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