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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... Read more
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 d... Read more
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 Rhô... Read more
Food Pairings for Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap White
Editorial Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap White
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
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
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).
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.
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.
Intense red colour with a purple rim. A spicy profile with ripe black fruit and violets. Smooth and rich on the palate with soft tannins, good density and a hint of oak. A well balanced, unpretentious wine made for easy drinking.
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!
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!
A very warm smelling wine with plenty of oak. This is sweet.
External Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap White
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.
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.
Plump and juicy, with anise, apricot and plantain notes backed by a rounded, lightly toasty finish. Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Grenache Blanc. Drink now.
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.
Ripe blackberries and spicy pepper flavours are metwith a soft and supple palate. Good density with lingering flavours and a hint of oak.
The 2012 Wolftrap Red is a blend of 67% Syrah, 31% Mourvedre and 2% Viognier matured with oak staves. It has a simple but clean fresh bouquet with dark cherries and briery fruit. The palate is ripe and rounded on the entry with plump tannins and a svelte, commercially savvy finish. As usual, this is great value. Drink now–2015.
Soft and forward, with cherry compote, raspberry and lightly toasted vanilla notes. Easygoing finish. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now.
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