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Boekenhootskloof the Wolftrap Red Blend Coastal Region 2007

Member Review by Annelle:

November 2009...pleasing to the palate, very nice surprise for the price, smokey, with spice.

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Boekenhoutskloof Wine Estate:
The farm of Boekenhoutskloof wasoriginally granted to Huguenot settlers in1776. For two hundred years it remained in the same family. Over the two centuries they engaged in agricultural activities as diverse as tobacco, fruit, cattle and ultimately wine production. The original owners ceased wine production in the 1940s. The existing partnership re-opened the winery for production in 1996. L... Read more
The farm of Boekenhoutskloof wasoriginally granted to Huguenot settlers in1776. For two hundred years it remained in the same family. Over the two centuries they engaged in agricultural activities as diverse as tobacco, fruit, cattle and ultimately wine production. The original owners ceased wine production in the 1940s. The existing partnership re-opened the winery for production in 1996. Lead by Cellarmaster Marc Kent (South African Winemaker of the Year, 2007), the Winery is now regarded as one of SA’s top producers. Boekenhoutskloof is a Syrah specialist, with its premium range selling out on release each vintage. The Chocolate Block, a Syrah based blend, is probably the most successful new offering to come out of SA in the modern era. Boekenhoutskloof is acknowledged by Robert Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide and The 2009 Wine Report as South Africa’s # 1 producer. Read less

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Snooth User: Annelle
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4.00 5
11/22/2009

November 2009...pleasing to the palate, very nice surprise for the price, smokey, with spice.


Snooth User: Manoavino
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0.00 5
04/17/2010

It is a deep full bodied red, just what you would expect from South Africa, but the Viognier gives it a playful openness that I really enjoy. Founded in 1776, Boekenhoutskloof is one of the oldest farms situated up the "Valley" in the Franschhoek foothills. Marc Kent is the wine-maker, cellar-master, and part owner of this homestead and wine farm. We enjoyed a bottle last week with some terrific skirt steaks done in a tamari, ginger, honey marinade, steamed baby bok choy and a coconut rice. The wine went really well with the spicy, garlicky Asian flavors. Tonight I paired with some delicious pork baby back ribs, "Lloyd's", in a classic bar-b-que sauce, sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar, cole slaw and mixed veggie's. Again absolutely perfect. The wine is full of great fruit, red and black berries, a touch of tartness, it rolls over the tongue with seductive flavors. There is a dark earthiness, not heavy, some may say cocoa, it adds a level of complexity and a solid base for the flowery violet flavors and peppery sensations that are intertwined. Very smooth on the palate the nose has soft aromas of wild strawberries and cherries.


Snooth User: Quasimodo23
7743142
3.00 5
07/21/2008

Actually this wine tastes better when slightly chilled!



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