2015 Boekenhoutskloof "The Wolftrap" Red Blend Western Cape

SKU #1267028 Wine Spectator

 *** Best Value *** Ripe and focused, with dark plum and boysenberry fruit lined with licorice snap notes. Shows modest toast through the juicy finish. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now. (JM)  (9/2016)

K&L Notes

The Wolftrap is a robust, lively blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, and Viognier. From Neal Martin at erobertparker.com: "Robert Parker recently tasted Mark Kent's (a.k.a. Mr Boekenhoetskloof) Wolftrap red and white and came to the same conclusion as I in recent years: these are just wonderful bang for bucks wines that are thoughtfully crafted at this price point."

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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/28/2017 | Send Email
Syrah adds a spicy note. Mourvedre lends a meaty and brambly element and voignier lifts the whole thing up and adds some aromatic freshness. Its impossible not to like this delicious wine that is priced for any occasion.

Staff Image By: Rachel Vogel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/4/2017 | Send Email
Wow! I never expected the complexity, character and depth I find in the Wolftrap to come from a $9 bottle of wine! It blends all the wonderful earthy and spicy character of a Rhone wine with the fresh, bright fruit you expect from South Africa. A perfect bottle to enjoy mid week or weekend!

Staff Image By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/26/2017 | Send Email
This Rhone style red blend delivers! The nose gives up cherry and baked earth, with a floral, peppery edge. The palate boasts vibrant fruit, which gets a little hint of eucalyptus, along with a medium body, bright acidity and chalky, low-key tannins. Easily one of our best reds under ten bucks.

Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/25/2016 | Send Email
Always one of the best deals in the store. This "cote du Rhone" inspired blend, delivers good fruit, a whisper of earth, a touch of spice ans just the right amount of tannin.

Staff Image By: Gary Norton | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/8/2016 | Send Email
It's forward, approachable, and darn delicious for under ten bucks. A blend of Mourvedre, Syrah and a tad Viognier (for some added lift), the wine shows notes of ripe cherry, game, dried cranberry and a hint of baking spice. I always keep a few bottles of the Wolftrap at my place for nights that I want a glass of good wine but don't want to break into anything too pricey.

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Rhone Blends


South Africa

- Now that it has adopted a multi-racial attitude, and now that the world has embraced its government and its exports, South Africa has become a major wine producer. Unfortunately, South Africa has had a difficult time joining the ranks of competitive winemaking countries. During the anti-apartheid sanctions in the 1980s, South African wine was dealt the huge blow when it was removed from the international market, and for political reasons it was quite difficult for wine producers to market wine to the black majority. Things are finally looking up for the wine industry here, and quality has never been higher. South Africa produces a grape cloned from Pinot Noir and Cinsault, called Pinotage, which is the country's unique varietal. Chenin Blanc (known as Steen) makes up one-third of its vines. Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are becoming increasingly popular as are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.5