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Wine Tasting Note: Boekenhoustskloof The Wolftrap, 2004, Franschhoek, South Africa.  Add/Read Comments

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Wine Tasting Note: Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap, 2004, Franschhoek, South Africa.
Oddbins £6.49.
Well this is rather gorgeous - rich, warming in a new world style and pack with sumptuous flavours backed up with red fruit acidity, soft tannins and a almost smoky, leathery finish. What it doesn't have is that rusty, dry pencil edge that can typify Pinotage or other South African reds. Sweet fruit up-front and a medley of deep berry flavours.

They have packed a lot into the heavy weight and stylish bottle - Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Pinotage (46%), Syrah (6% and Cinsault (8%). Each variety was fermented separately before blending followed by eight months aging in French oak. It is drinking beautifully and will shine with good beef dishes. Alcohol 14.4%. Screwcapped.

The label pays tribute to the early settlers at Boekenhoutskloof who set up wolf traps - up to today not a single wolf has ever been seen in the valley.
Scribblings Rating - 92/100

UPDATE: I just noticed that the rear of the neck collar on this wine detailed the grapes; its a new blend apparently with Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot and Ruby Cabernet.

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