Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2004

Red Blends from South Africa

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Item No. 83895
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Wolftrap is a spicy, aromatic, red blend that has been French oak matured. The name is a tribute to the pioneers who in the early days of the Cape erected a wolf trap at Boekenhoutskloof. To date, no wolf either real or mystical has been seen in the valley.

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Style: Earthy & Spicy
Okay for the money, which by NO means implies cheap when it comes to the taste, this wine rocks hard! From the moment I sniffed the glass rim I knew this was going to be a great wine and it was. The aroma of leather, spice and mocha was very pleasing to the senses and then the taste was, well I must say phenomenal, with each sip I became mesmerized by the way it came across the pallet, smooth, velvet like in it's finish. This has to be my favorite wine of all time, I buy it by the case now. Great job to the winery on this one...Cheers Mike
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Roninpc - Park City, UT (read all my reviews)

We've found this through our local state store- it's a fantastic blend of red's rounded out by a splash of viognier. Leaning towards Meritage, but with fewer tannins- making it easier to sip alone- but still nice with a blue cheese. A balanced palate with a long, long finish marks this as one of our favorite "anything" wines. It's a perfect gift, a one-red-if-you-could-only-pick-one wine.
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Learn About Boekenhoutskloof Map ItMap It

The name Boekenhoutskloof comes from the Cape beech, or Kaapse boekenhout, a tree indigenous to Franschhoek and once used by the Cape Dutch for furniture making. It is pronounced, not easily, bok-un-hoatscloof. The winery's white-washed, Dutch-style farmhouse, dated 1771, once stood in an orchard; pears still plump up in the trees around it. Kent and his partners, including South...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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