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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap White 2010
Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap White 2010
(search item no. 109883)
screw cap wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fruit blossom, spices and almond flavors, followed with a well textured palate with nice weight and a rounded finish. The wine has a lingering aftertaste with subtle wood flavors.

Blend: 67% Viognier, 19% Chenin Blanc and 14% Grenache Blanc

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About Boekenhoutskloof:

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 Africa's consummate ad-men John Hunt and Reg Lascaris, have never advertised the wine. And still the bottles - each with a sleek hand-torn label picturing seven different Capestyle chairs, one for each partner - keep selling out.

Kent is now studying to be a master of wine, one of three in South Africa taking the seriously competitive international course rather than the regional one. He's not got hubris enough to presume the post himself; he's already saturated in the business of making Boekenhoutskloof, as well as the winery's second label, Porcupine Ridge.

While he sounds casual about his craft ("It's a series of decisions, and when you make them"), small details give away his obsessive streak. His dogs are called Petrus and Gaja.