2012 Vintage SAA Listing Premium Class
Winemag.co.za Merlot Report 2017; 92 Points
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.
Boschendal Wine Estate has a deep wine making tradition that dates back to 1688. This tradition has evolved to help create some of the most positively reviewed wines in the region. Boschendal's 1685 range is presented in a unique curvaceous bottle inspired by the traditional bottle design used through the ages and commemorates the year of the original title deeds. These wines express the style and class that is particular to our estate and coastal surrounds, with special focus on purity of fruit lavished with measured modern wine making for depth, breadth and balance.
Alcohol: 14% vol
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