Fish Hoek Merlot is a dry red, medium-bodied wine of the Merlot varietal. It has a warm, rich, ruby red appearance with a great complexity on the nose. There are delicate aromas of dark red fruit, cigar box, and mint, along with well-balanced wood. The palate is sweet with ripe blackberry flavours and notes of plum fruit. These, along with spicy undertones, give the wine a great depth leading to a soft finish.
The Fish Hoek Merlot pairs well ostrich fillet in red wine reduction served on a bed of wild mushroom risotto. It also pairs well with pizza and light pasta dishes.