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89 points Wine Enthusiast: A nose of red fruit, spice and violet is followed by fresh but lush aromas of cherries, bl...Read more...
2008 The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier Franschock, South Africa (14.5%) – Nose: smell a slight must developing into a strong coffee flavor upon... Read more
We loved the 2007 but just got the 2008 and it is just gross. We poured out nearly 3/4 of the bottle. I'm not sure if we got a bad batch or if the ... Read more
Stellar QPR. Robust, lively and fruity. Read more
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2008 The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier Franschock, South Africa (14.5%) – Nose: smell a slight must developing into a strong coffee flavor upon opening up, Taste: “Ahh, now that’s a Syrah!” – Lamarr, mild pepperiness, light to medium tannins, medium finish Lamarr: A-, very low A- (nice Syrah, pleasure to drink, started out of the gate fast, yet began to lose its qualities after about 40 minutes, still good though) Hector: B+, but an 89.9 (Fast out of the gates, turns espresso-y after an hour, still very good) Alastor: A-
We loved the 2007 but just got the 2008 and it is just gross. We poured out nearly 3/4 of the bottle. I'm not sure if we got a bad batch or if the 2008 is just bad. Again we LOVED the 2007 and we pumped to see the new one at a local store. So gross though. Smelled like porta-potty that some one had been smoking in for 2 days.
Stellar QPR. Robust, lively and fruity.
Very interesting red. Full-bodied, with lots of bold, contrasting flavors (fruit, oak, earth, roast, tobacco, spice, chocolate). Don't pair this with any subtle dish.
Vintage was 2010. Ok and not really exciting or special. probably won't buy again.
Fullbodied, very smoky up front. Enjoyable inexpensive blend.
For the price, a very nice bottle. Smokey BBQ sauce on the nose and very smooth on the palate. A great Wednesday wine. Works with chorizo, pizza, and a good puttanesca.
External Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap
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.
Are you like me? Do you enjoy your reds with an utterly unpronounceable name along with lush, deep, chocolate fruit and velvety tannins? Then say it out loud with me: Boekenhoutskloof. Feels good doesn't it? With its sophisticated blend of Syrah, Grenache, Pinotage, Cincault and Cabernet Sauvignon, "The Wolf Trap" is a great companion for plenty of summer BBQ fare. For around ten bucks, this medium- to full-bodied red is an outstanding everyday drinker, like Dean Martin.
A wine that catches you at the first sip! Wolftrap is a beautifully blended red with Merlot in the forefront, accompanied by five other varietals. The wine is packed with sumptuous raspberry flavors with a fantastic acidity. You would think it was a big girl at 14.5% alcohol, but the tannins are soft in a New World style. Get caught by the Wolftrap and pair with any of your favorite red meat dishes.
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.
winemaker's notes: A blend of 68% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre and 2% Viognier. "The easy one" - Full of black fruits, red and black berries with some violet flavors. Smooth on the palate with some fresh aromas of wild strawberries and cherries.
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.
Deep red. Roasted red berries, truffle and underbrush on the nose, plus a whiff of bay leaf. Moderately dense but creamy-sweet in the mouth, with flavors of raspberry, red currant, leather and pepper. Could use a bit more definition, but finishes with attractive sweetness and good persistence. An interesting blend of cabernet, pinotage, grenache and syrah.
89 points Wine Enthusiast: 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. (Nov 2009) Syrah 68%, Mourvèdre 30%, Viognier 2%.
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