1685 Cabernet Sauvignon

COLOR Intense dark, deep ruby red.
NOSE Ripe Black fruit (black cherry, blackcurrant, blueberry/ blackberry) balance and length. Hints of plum and cherry, with a cigar-box accent in the background. It shows vibrancy and depth in its fruit expression.
TASTE The palate expresses the vintage by bringing together the masculine firmness and length of the Cabernet Sauvignon with a juicy yummy fruit core. A seamless integration of oak spice and oak tannin entwined with the Cabernet masculinity adds real depth and complexity to the wine.

1685 Chardonnay

COLOR Golden yellow with a green tinge.
NOSE This bold statement wine is big on aroma and flavours. A combination of lemon and orange zest, yellow fleshy soft fruits, enlaced with hints of cinnamon and white spice.
TASTE Well balanced, soft in structure. A complex mélange of zesty citrus and ripe tropical fruit on the palate with a creamy and intense prolonged linger.

1685 Merlot

NOSE Rich red cherry, blueberry and plum notes with a hint of dark chocolate. Good fruit intensity.
TASTE 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.
AGEING POTENIAL The multi-layered complexity of this wine will develop over the following three to seven years.

1685 Shiraz

NOSE Dark berries (cherries, mulberries and plum) and exotic spice from oak with cool-climate pepper spice.
TASTE Generous, deep black fruit and a riper vintage fruit expression with pepper spice. Richness and juiciness with a round, integrated fruit core and silky ripe tannins. Shows elegant freshness and length with lingering fruit on the finish.
AGEING POTENIAL Soft ripe tannins give fullness and richness to the wine, making it exceptionally easy to drink, while still retaining the structure to support at least five years in the bottle.