Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap White 2012

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Rich aromatic flavours of almonds, apple blossom and spice. Medium bodied and generously textured with judicious use of oak. Well balanced natural acidity with a lengthy mouthwatering finish.

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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

Member Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap White

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Snooth User: John Othniel
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0.50 5
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.


External Reviews for Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap White

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
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
Source: The Wine Buyer
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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/14/2013

Good bright, dark red. Aromas of cherry liqueur, blueberry, wild herbs and tree bark. Juicy, spicy red fruit and menthol flavors are accented by cool herbal notes. Boasts good intensity but could use more flesh and pliancy; seems a bit pinched today. This fresh blend finishes with firm tannins and moderate persistence.


External Review
06/30/2014

The 2012 Wolftrap red, a Rhone Ranger blend of 67% Syrah, 31% Mourvedre and 2% Viognier, plays it closer to the vest. It is a medium-bodied, serviceable, bistro-styled red offering notes of spice, pepper, cherries and herbs in a medium-bodied, pretty style. Drink it over the next several years.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
05/04/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/12/2013

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.



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Rich aromatic flavours of almonds, apple blossom and spice. Medium bodied and generously textured with judicious use of oak. Well balanced natural acidity with a lengthy mouthwatering finish.

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