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. An elegant cool-climate style of wine with intensity of fruit and length. Good natural balance between primary fruit aromas, colour and structure extraction, rounded and integrated by subtle oak aging from larger 300-litre barrels.