Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2008

Red Blends from South Africa

Price: $13.99 $10.29
Save $3.70 (26%)
Item No. 98504
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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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.

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Rating:
(9/21/2010)
The wine tastes okay, it has a subtle rustic flavor and does not overpower. The taste was not very complex, so I did not find myself savoring the glass. I did not enjoy the bouquet of the wine at all. I know this is categorized as an earthy/spicy wine, but the bouquet was a little too earthy (especially considering the flavor was not very earthy). In general, the wine is just below average...which is good considering the bargain basement price.
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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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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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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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