Neethlingshof Estate The Short Story Collection Caracal 2014, Stellenbosch South Africa 

My Rating 87 Points.   

Price $18. 

Nice color of burgundy, with a wide brick rim.

Strong nose of black currants, flowers, prunes, bell pepper, barnyard, earth, green vegetables, bitter herbs, cloves, chocolates, wood, forest floor, smoke, black pepper and spices.

Medium bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with currants, prunes, bell pepper, vegetables, herbs, light milk chocolate, earth, spices, pencil lead and black pepper.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins and tart cherries.

This South African Bordeaux blend is earthy and balanced. Not very complex, but very pleasurable. Stinky, yet interesting.

An old world red wine with a touch of the new world, with a soft and gentle mouthfeel and a nice grip. A little hot at the back of the throat.

Needs to be opened for an hour or two. Good by itself or with food. I would like to meet it again in a couple of years.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.

14% alcohol by volume.


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