Thursday, February 27, 2014

Boekenhoutskloof-Franschhoek Valley-South Africa 2009 The Wolftrap Syrah-Mourvèdre-Viognier

Boekenhoutskloof-Franschhoek Valley-South Africa 2009 The Wolftrap Syrah-Mourvèdre-Viognier, $11.04-$12.99, 84+ points, appeared opaque ruby at the core trending a bit cloudy pomegranate toward the broad clear rim.
Wolftrap red wine had a profuse aroma of funky leather, prune, and a hint of shoe polish.
The medium-plus body carried fair acidity with mild-plus tannin onto the palate with flavors that mostly mirrored the aroma, but added some woody blackberry with a hint of peach.
Finished okay with considerable bourbon-like alcohol (14.5%) and some spiciness.
I can't say that I've been smitten or bitten by Wolftrap, but it is an "out-of-the-box" red wine, and that often makes it a wine to taste.
Sadly, David Boyer was right when he intimated that the better the wines tasted, the more spoiled one becomes. So, this red table wine, though okay would remain just another companion for the nightly meal.


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  1. That meerkat looks like it had too much wine!

    1. To those who are pure all things are pure! He's really playing possum!