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South Africa, Somerset West

Flagstone

Flagstone Dragon Tree 2016

Flagstone Dragon Tree 2016

Tasting Notes

Jan 2019 - A blend of Pinotage, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Flagstone Dragon Tree is regarded as somewhat of a cult wine in its native South Africa. Taking these different varietals and weaving them together has produced a Cape blend that has beautiful structure and balance. The nose offers a mélange of dark fruit, plums, cherry and mulberry touched up with notions of mint, cigar box and sweet spice tones aromatically. Medium fuller bodied, a core of juicy fruit comes forth with an underpinning of acidity really giving this a freshness and vibrancy, while the tannins are finely tuned and gives just the right amount of a powdery tension on the persistent finish. This is drinking beautiful as we speak and should continue to do so over the next couple of years.


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

4 Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Multi-source Cape Blend, bold-fruited 16, dominated by pinotage & shiraz, cab adding vibrancy. Tannins equally forthright in youth, demand food partners, or a cellar.



Winemaker Notes

The Flagstone Dragon Tree Cape Blend is our underground, revolution wine. This is the one wine in our range that we can confidently describe as a cult wine. It has been so more or less since its first release in 2000. It’s the wine the winemaking team buys more of than any other. Enough said.
The unmistakable wild berry Pinotage aromas and juicy flavours are only a small portion of its specific character. The real secret Pinotage gives in a blend is a burst of fruit on the finish – in the same way old vine Grenache can do to Rhone blends.
Colour:
Rich, ruby red.
Bouquet:
There is a mixture of rich dark fruit, cigar box and minty aroma’s with well balanced wood. Sweet and spicy undertones gives this wine great depth.
Palate:
This wine is well balanced on the palate showing fresh and crisp acidity. The middle palate shows an explosion of fruit, leaving a lingering aftertaste.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

Alcohol 14%
Residual Sugar 3.6 g/l
Total Acid 5.9 g/l
pH 3.46

$16.99

14588

Red Blend


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