Hailing from the Boschendal Estate, the 1685 Merlot presents a perfumed bouquet of ripe mulberry, rich dark chocolate and soft vanilla highlights. The palate delivers a rich, full-fruit driven entry that showcases plush mulberry and red fruit flavours, complimented by an elegant oak frame composed of refined tannins. The wine shows an opulent length with a lingering finish that leaves a deliciously layered aftertaste of savoury fynbos and roasted coffee bean notes. The 1685 Merlot is a wonderful accompaniment hearty vegetarian fare and tomato-based pasta dishes.
Strong Hard Cheese,
88% Merlot, 12% Malbec