A tribute to the African lynx

Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Caracal 2017

Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Caracal 2017
  • NEE-082017
  • Rich fruit, surrounded by oak notes
  • Elegant and well-structured on the palate
  • Versatile companion to meat and vegetarian dishes
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

22.95€ 30.60€/l

Prices incl. VAT shipping costs not included

The Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Caracal is already in the glass a delight for the...
The Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Caracal is already in the glass a delight for the connoisseur with its intense ruby red colour. In the bouquet, aromas of blueberries, blackberries and cherries are very present and are supported by oak and cedar notes, which can also be found on the palate. Here the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (34%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Malbec (6%) is elegant and well-structured with rich fruit nuances of plums and black currants. The noticeable, yet soft tannins continue to linger for a long time and give the fruity red wine its final touch. The blend is named after the African lynx, which has found a new home in the winery's vineyards. Enjoy the Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Caracal, which has matured for 16 months in French oak, best served with dark meat dishes. Vegetarian dishes, ratatouille or a delicious cheese platter are also an excellent choice with this red wine.


Jg. 2017
4.5 John Platter Stars, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, The Michelangelo Gold, Veritas Gold
Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, Veritas Bronze, Tim Atkin 89 Points
Jg. 2015
4.5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Bronze, IWSC Bronze, The Michelangelo Silver, Tim Atkin 89 Points
Jg. 2014
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, Veritas Bronze, Tim Atkin 87 Points
Jg. 2013
4.5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 86 Points

Goes With:

Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Caracal 2017
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (34%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Malbec (6%)
Importer/ Distributor:
Schlumberger GmbH & Co.KG- Buschstraße 20- 53340 Meckenheim- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Neethlingshof, Polkadraai Road, 7600 Stellenbosch, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
22.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14 % Vol.
5,7 g/l
Residual Sugar:
3,7 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in French oak for 16 months.

Beautiful Landscape and Architecture

If you have ever driven towards the winery, you will never forget the driveway with the pine trees. They give a special effect to the arrival and make clear that now, you step into a world full of elegance and pleasure. Not for nothing, the pines adorn the labels of Neethlingshof’s wines, as they are inseparably connected to the winery. Additionally, the architecture in the Cape Dutch style makes for a traditional atmosphere and for the perfect background for enjoying great wine.

Neethlingshof Wine with History

The winery Neethlingshof has a history that is one of the richest in tradition in South Africa. It was founded more than 300 years ago; back then, it was called De Wolvendans which means ‘dance of the wolves’. In 1788, Charles Marais took over the winery together with his young wife Maria, and they immediately started to expand the acreage and build an own wine cellar in order to make wine themselves. It was Maria that contributed a lot to the unique flair and style of Neethlingshof. You can still see her elegant influence on the beautiful Cape Dutch architecture and the lovely details on the entire estate today. When Maria sold the winery to their son-in-law Johannes Henoch Neethling, Neethlingshof received its current name. The new owner laid the foundation for a successful history in wine cultivation and is called ‘Lord Neethling’ due to his many social activities.

Exceptional Quality in the Short Story Collection

Neethlingshof exclusively produces premium wines for gourmets. The normal collection of noble bottles already features a grand elegance, paired with a harmony of fruit flavour and acidity for white wines and tannins for red wines. Nevertheless, the Short Story Collection stands out with its representatives: amongst others the Caracal and the Owl Post. Numerous awards from Decanter, John Platter, the IWSC as well as the Top 100 SA Wines speak a clear language and impressively confirm the high standard that the Neethlingshof wines meet.