Boschendal 1685 Merlot 2017

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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 vineyards for this Merlot ranged in age from seven to 25 years old and were planted on a variety of soils. Rich red cherry plum and pronounced ripe mulberry flavours show on the palate. An elegant intimate style wine.

Food Pairing
The 1685 Merlot is a wonderful accompaniment hearty vegetarian fare and tomato-based pasta dishes. The multi-layered complexity of this wine will develop over the following three to seven years.

The Estate
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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