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Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Boekenhoutskloof South Africa Syrah Mourvedre 2010

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Syrah 65%, Mourvèdre 32%, Viognier 3%. Both the Syrah and Mourvèdre component come from a Malmesbury vineyard with the Viognier sourced on Boekenhoutskloof. The reds were fermented using selected Rhone strain yeasts. French oak matured with Viognier blended prior to bottling. Egg white fined. Tasting Notes: Abundance of black fruit flavours with hints of violet. Unpretentious easy drinking with smooth tannins and sweet berries on the palate. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 89 points and 'Best Buy' by Wine Enthusiast.

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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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Editorial Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Boekenhoutskloof South Africa Syrah Mourvedre

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,952
3.50 5
04/03/2012

Smoky, a bit flinty and subtly vegetal on the nose with subdued bitter apple and pithy fruits topped by a touch of white pepper. A bit loose on the palate but nicely transparent with slightly creamy, almond flavors up front that are supported by bright mineral notes. The fruit remains subdued on the palate, if nicely balanced. This is an easy sipper which does gain depth with air and shows a some nice detail, but it is a small scaled wine with a modest finish today, ending with some apple seed notes. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,952
3.50 5
08/01/2011

This is noticeably oaky on the nose with a sharp mineral and spice quality. At first this seems a bit creamy on entry but it quickly turns really decisive on the palate with obvious oak and almost reticent fruit that build slows. At first there is only a base of fruit here but with time, and with food, you get lovely notes of lemon curd, orange creme, honeycomb and walnut skins that gains nice focus on the appley acid finish. Not a blockbuster but a really fine food wine and one that gives back to your for paying attention. 88pts


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Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.50 5
05/02/2012

Buttery and chardonnay-like on the nose but transforms into a light more lady-like wine on the palate yet has a powerful edge of smoky campfire...talk about an identity crisis!


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,975
3.00 5
04/02/2012

Besides, Viognier, this also has Chenin and Grenache Blancs. An unusual blend, and the risk pays off. There's sweet fruit and vanilla on the nose, with some toast and sesame, which I think comes from the Chenin. The flavors round each other out nicely. Would be great with food!


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
3.00 5
04/02/2012

A very warm smelling wine with plenty of oak. This is sweet.


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
1024273727
2.50 5
04/30/2012

Woodsy & apple notes; oak & vanilla on the nose.


Snooth User: 1rockiesfan
725240651
4.00 5
02/18/2012

Very good wine for the price. Let it open up for an hour or so and it's even better. The nose was herbal with hints of blackberry. Tasted like berry with a little herb and leather


Snooth User: RNRodHouston
43068614
4.00 5
03/04/2012

Veryy nice fruity up front smooth finish good with turkey


Snooth User: mindpirate
201962195
3.50 5
09/03/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Boekenhoutskloof South Africa Syrah Mourvedre

External Review
05/02/2012

Offers nice plum and violet notes, with a dash of roasted vanilla on the soft finish. Syrah, Mourveacute;dre and Viognier. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
11/27/2012

A blend of 60% Syrah, 39% Mourvedre and 1% Viognier. Currant, plum, peppery spices and woodsmoke on the nose. Offers moderate intensity but an easygoing creamy texture to the flavors of dark fruits and woodsmoke.


External Review
05/02/2012

Referred to by the winemakers as ldquo;The Easy One,rdquo; The Wolftrap is certainly soft and fun to drink, but at the same time itrsquo;s incredibly lush and full-flavored. Comprised mainly of Syrah and Mourvegrave;dre, with a splash of Viognier to add brightness and aromatics. Full of black fruit, strawberries, violets and pepper notes, with a long, very smooth finish.


External Review
12/02/2010

An aromatic dry blend. It is fresh and lively with a lengthy finish.


External Review
05/02/2012

A nose of red fruit, spice and violet is followed by fresh but lush aromas of cherries, blackberries and a touch of smoke and dark chocolate. Smooth and integrated, with a pretty, aromatic character.



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Syrah 65%, Mourvèdre 32%, Viognier 3%. Both the Syrah and Mourvèdre component come from a Malmesbury vineyard with the Viognier sourced on Boekenhoutskloof. The reds were fermented using selected Rhone strain yeasts. French oak matured with Viognier blended prior to bottling. Egg white fined. Tasting Notes: Abundance of black fruit flavours with hints of violet. Unpretentious easy drinking with smooth tannins and sweet berries on the palate. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 89 points and 'Best Buy' by Wine Enthusiast.

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