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Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap 2013

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Assorted black- fruit, violets and a hint of oak leads to a smooth savoury palate with a peppery finish. Soft tannins with lingering flavours makes for easy drinking.

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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

Member Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap

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Snooth User: dhaus
138784355
3.00 5
03/01/2014

2013 - Let's start off by recognizing that this is a $10 wine. We're not going into this expecting all that much. That said, this is a pleasant Rhône style wine, with a nice medium-dark red color. Lots of spice and earth, some mild red fruit. The alcohol hits hard, and is my one major sticking point with this wine. If that were a little better balanced this would easily be a 4/5 bottle (given the price anyway).


Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,393
3.00 5
03/30/2014

Three glasses


External Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
12/24/2014

Lively floral flavours with almond and yellow applenotes. Elegantly textured with great length. Judicious oak aging delivers depth and richness. Mouthwatering palate with a lingering finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/17/2014

The 2013 The Wolftrap red is a Rhone Ranger blend of 67% Syrah, 31% Mourvedre, and 2 % Viognier. This is another outstanding value that comes across like a good French Cotes du Rhone. Peppery and meaty, with delicious red and black cherry notes, it offers up good spice, earth and texture. There is not a hard edge to be found in this wine, which has delicious fruit. Drink it over the next 1–2 years.


External Review
07/17/2014

Plump and juicy, with anise, apricot and plantain notes backed by a rounded, lightly toasty finish. Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Grenache Blanc. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/17/2014

A soft, friendly style, with a lightly toasty shell around a core of gentle plum, white pepper and melted red licorice notes. The fruit lingers well. A crowd-pleaser. Drink now.


External Review
07/17/2014

I liked the 2013 The Wolftrap white slightly more. A creative blend of 46% Viognier, 28% Chenin Blanc and 26% Grenache Blanc that seems to work well together, at this price point this wine is a steal. Delicious peach, pineapple and honeysuckle-infused fruits jump from the glass of this light to medium-bodied, richly fruity, dry white, which should be drunk over the next year. There is not a bit of oak here, and it’s all the better for it.



Assorted black- fruit, violets and a hint of oak leads to a smooth savoury palate with a peppery finish. Soft tannins with lingering flavours makes for easy drinking.

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