2015 Boekenhoutskloof "The Wolftrap" Red Blend Western Cape SKU #1267028


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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."

Staff Reviews

  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    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.
  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    K&L Staff Member
    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!
  • Mahon McGrath
    By: Mahon McGrath
    K&L Staff Member
    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.
  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    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.
  • Gary Norton
    By: Gary Norton
    K&L Staff Member
    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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