The Boschendal 1685 Merlot wine has the aromas of rich red cherry, blueberry and plum notes with a hint of dark chocolate. Good fruit intensity. On the palate the Merlot has a rich red cherry plum and pronounced ripe mulberry flavours. This Merlot wine has an elegant cool-climate style of wine with intensity of fruit and length. The Boschendal 1685 Merlot wine has a good natural balance between primary fruit aromas, colour and structure extraction, rounded and integrated by subtle oak aging from larger 300-litre barrels.