The Wolftrap White 2021

By , 5 May 2023



When discussing Cape White Blends, what typically gets referenced are esteemed and relatively pricy wines such as Mullineux Old Vines White, Rall White and Sadie Family Palladius. At the other end of the scale, however, The Wolftrap from Boekenhoutskloof shouldn’t be overlooked.

The currently available 2021 is a blend of 39% Viognier, 38% Chenin Blanc and 23% Grenache Blanc – it sells for R70 a bottle and totally over-delivers on price relative to quality. Intriguing aromatics of herbs, floral perfume, citrus and peach precede a palate that is no more than medium bodied, coming across as dense but not weighty – pure fruit, bright acidity and some pithy texture to the finish make for a most elegant drop. Alc: 13.01%.

CE’s rating: 92/100.

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    Jono | 8 May 2023

    Great call. Though this has to be served blind or decanted. The ubiquity of the brand and its positioning means that most wine drinkers who fancy themselves to be “discerning” cannot get past the extrinsics.
    Though it does indeed make for superb conversation in a blind tasting.

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