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Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap 2008

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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, 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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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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Snooth User: lamarr
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4.50 5
04/24/2009

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-


Snooth User: skydive1989
3217288
0.50 5
12/08/2009

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.

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Snooth User: jasonkauf
32776948
3.50 5
01/31/2010

Stellar QPR. Robust, lively and fruity.


Snooth User: Ibn Shisha
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4.00 5
01/30/2010

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.


Snooth User: mcawrx
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0.00 5
12/21/2011

Vintage was 2010. Ok and not really exciting or special. probably won't buy again.


Snooth User: ericforte
8134385
4.00 5
05/27/2009

Fullbodied, very smoky up front. Enjoyable inexpensive blend.


Snooth User: tacordier
23878255
4.50 5
01/19/2010

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.


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External Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap

External Review
01/04/2012

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
01/04/2012

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
05/18/2011

There's ample cherry fruit in this simple, juicy, tasty red from Boekenhoutskloof. the soft red feel will be a crowd pleaser, and slight hints of funkiness are positive here, preventing this from being just another bland blend. Closes drier, showing its Rhônish roots with slight herb-metal notes and modest tannins.


External Review
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
05/18/2011

This wine will trap your taste buds in a rich, lush, spicy style, with big red fruits, like blackberry and cherry, and vanillin oak in this briary wine. Expect a generous nature and silky-smooth tannins from a sly, stylish wolf of a wine with the intensity and richness of wines selling for twice its price.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/16/2009

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.


External Review
05/18/2011

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.


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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, 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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