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Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rosé 2017

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Wonderfully floral and spicy on the nose with tons of red plum, boysenberry and passion fruit aromas, supported by hints of flint and earth. No Gewurz here? Round and smooth in the mouth, this is a let down after the exciting set of aromas. Chunky and a bit dull and heavy on the palate, this is smooth and easy to drink on its own but is just too soft for most foods. The perfumes are killer though. 83pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rosé

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 06/28/2012

Wonderfully floral and spicy on the nose with tons of red plum, boysenberry and passion fruit aromas, supported by hints of flint and earth. No Gewurz here? Round and smooth in the mouth, this is a let down after the exciting set of aromas. Chunky and a bit dull and heavy on the palate, this is smooth and easy to drink on its own but is just too soft for most foods. The perfumes are killer though. 83pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 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


Member Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rosé

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,742
3.00 5
Vintage: 2014 06/07/2015

Tending toward old world style with nice acidity and biting tannins. Not really impressed. improved with some air.


Snooth User: doublefantasy
1435422505
3.00 5
Vintage: 2014 04/24/2015

Three glasses


Snooth User: jillpickle
1900273158
3.00 5
Vintage: 2014 09/06/2015

Three glasses


Snooth User: dhaus
138784355
3.00 5
Vintage: 2013 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
2015421,394
3.00 5
Vintage: 2013 03/30/2014

Three glasses


Snooth User: John Othniel
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0.50 5
Vintage: 2012 10/19/2013

2011 was off the charts. 2012 is forgettable. When I first tasted the 2011 vintage with its superb blend of fruitiness and earthy mourvedre, it immediately became one of my favorites. What a difference a year makes. The 2012 version is sharp, aggressive and unpalatable.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,546
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 10/21/2012

Spicy and gamey nose, with lots of black fruit and pepper, and a good blend of oak notes. Mild body with soft tannins despite the young age, bolstered by good berry fruit acidity. Well composed, not too complex but hits the right notes, and easy to please.


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External Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rosé

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Vintage: 2013 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.


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Vintage: 2013 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.


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Vintage: 2013 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
Vintage: 2013 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.


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Vintage: 2013 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.


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Vintage: 2012 11/12/2013

Soft and forward, with cherry compote, raspberry and lightly toasted vanilla notes. Easygoing finish. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 05/04/2014

Ripe blackberries and spicy pepper flavours are metwith a soft and supple palate. Good density with lingering flavours and a hint of oak.


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