Dragon Cuvee st. michel 2016
The 2016 Domaine du Dragon Cuvée Saint-Michel Côtes de Provence is a red wine from the Provence region of France. This wine is primarily a blend of Shiraz/Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mourvèdre grapes, offering a rich and complex flavor profile. The wine was matured for 13 months in old Burgundian barrels, which contributes to its depth of flavor and aromatic complexity. On the nose, it presents an intense and complex aroma of blackberry compote, while on the palate, it offers strong flavors with agreeable tannins and notes of blackberries and blackcurrants, finishing with a taste of liquorice. This aging process in Burgundian barrels also imparts notes of cherry, licorice, and vanilla to the wine, resulting in lush fruit and grippy tannins that make it a robust and full-bodied wine. The Cuvée Saint-Michel is noted for the use of grapes from the oldest vines on the Domaine du Dragon property, which typically produce grapes of higher quality and concentration. This factor, along with the carefully selected blend of varietals, contributes to the wine's rich character and makes it an exemplary representation of the Côtes de Provence region.