This warm and rich ruby red wine shows great complexity on the nose. There is a mixture of rich dark fruit, cigar box and minty aroma’s with the wood well balanced. Sweet and spicy undertones gives this wine great depth.This wine is well balanced on the pallet showing fresh and crisp acidity. The middle pallet shows an explosion of fruit, leaving a lingering aftertaste.
Wine Maker 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 juicyflavoursare 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.
Dragon Tree’s tanin structure makes pairing this wine a fortuitous adventure, you’ll be amazed at what Dragon Tree does to food, it’s quite incredible. For the tentative here are some of our favorite pairings, for the enterprising, your palate is your playground.Smoked impala carpaccio served with a roast beetroot, strawberry, watercress and balsamic saladSumac and coriander seed spiced lamb cutlets with a roast walnut and herb tabbouleh, served with grilled aubergine and a minted yoghurt dressingSeared tuna with pak choi in a sesame-soy dressingTraditional bobotie with yellow rice, mango chutney and a tomato saladCrispy roast duck with a citrus-plum sauce, served with a watercress and orange salad