Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 271,297 strong:

Register Today!
Ad

Flagstone Dragon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage 2013 Wine Review

Flagstone Dragon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage 2013

Flagstone Dragon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage 2013

Western Cape W.O., South Africa

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

  Add My Review


Price: $16.95

Drink: 2015-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Flagstone

Agent: Mondia Alliance Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Rounded, delicious and sumptuous! Sink your teeth and hedonistic heart into this South African red wine. Lovely aromas of blackberry, cassis, spice, and plum. Ripe black plum and toasty oak. Yum. Bring it on! Decant for 1-2 hours and pair with hearty meat dishes. This big red wine is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, pinotage, and it aged in oak for 18 months.

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage food pairings: barbecued ribs, hamburgers, chicken wings.

Heavenly Hamburger Wine

This Flagstone Dragon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage 2013 was reviewed on February 9, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2012  2011  2008  2007  2014 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 543520
  • $20.27 
  • Check Stock

Reviews and Ratings

Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This bold South African blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinotage introduces itself with aromas of juicy berries and mint. Plum and spice linger in the mouth. Great with roasted leg of lamb
Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This is a very pleasant medium to full-bodied sipper. Mint and coconut on the nose. Plenty of black fruit and a creaminess on the palate. Acid is still evident. Medium finish. Boldness of the wine would stand up to hearty lamb or beef dishes.
Gerhard Swart, winemaker, has delivered a terrific South African red wine blend of the money! This is a robust blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, 30% Pinotage grapes. This wine is named after the Dragon Tree given to the Port Captain of Cape Town a century ago. He planted it on the waterfront where it grew to be 150 years old. According to the back label, legend has it that when dragons are wounded they fly out to the sea to die. Only where a dragon's blood was spilled would a Dragon Tree grow on that patch of earth. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

If you liked the Flagstone Dragon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage 2013, you might also like these wines:

Ad

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO

PAIR WINE
& FOOD?

Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Ritual Red Wine
Pinot Noir 2016,
Casablanca Valley ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 271,297 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award