The 1685 Collection

The heart of the Boschendal brand, this range celebrates the farm’s history and heritage over 330 years of wine making in the Cape of Good Hope.

1685 Sauvignon Blanc

This straw-coloured wine has an aroma of herbs and tropical fruit, with hints of lime and green fig.  These complex flavours carry through to the creamy, harmonious palate adding to the mineral zesty finish. A soft, full-bodied wine with a harmonious palate and coated acidity adding to the zesty, mineral finish. Good balance between acidity and structure, with a persistent lingering length. Ready to drink now.

1685 Chardonnay

Big on aroma and flavours, combining a lemony, cinnamon, nutmeg nose with zesty citrus and ripe tropical fruit on the palate.  Well balanced, the soft, buttery character adds to the complexity and roundness of the wine.

1685 S&M

This blend boasts a voluptuous body of dark deep plum with a rim of warm ruby red. Notes of soft white pepper spice and dark cherries with hints of char grilled aromas on the nose are prominent. Rounded, lush plum with a rich mulberry concentration of the fruity body from the Mourvèdre opens onto the palate while softening the lively youthful spice, oak and a tease of dark chocolate of the Shiraz. This makes for a smoothly structured yet youthful and lively blend. The integrated soft tannins and unobtrusive earthiness from the light oak make for an alluring marriage of spice and fruit, with a lingering full complex finish. Aging potential for the wine of up to 5 years.

1685 Merlot

On the nose pronounced ripe mulberry flavours play around with soft touches of vanilla and expressive dark chocolate richness.  The palate follows through with plush mulberry flavours, but this time redder and vibrant, supported by refined wood tannins and finishing with a combined aftertaste of savoury fynbos and very subtle freshly roasted coffee beans. The multi-layered complexity of this wine will develop over the following 3-7 years.

1685 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark ruby with a vibrant pink rim.  Generous red fruit with hints of cassias and pepper on the nose.  Sumptuous entry with concentrated mulberry, fleshy plum fruit and white pepper well integrated with oak spice intrigue to the long succulent fruity finish.  Soft ripe tannins give fullness and richness to the wine making it exceptionally easy to drink, whilst still retaining structure to support at least 5 years in the bottle.

1685 Cabernet Sauvignon

A powerful wine showing varietal character combining dark red and black fruit. The primary impression on the nose is ripe black fruit with subtle oak spice and herbs, yet vibrancy and depth in its fruit expression.


1685 Shiraz

Generous, deep black fruit and 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.