Deep purple with red brick flash around edge. Blackberry fruits with hints of liquorice, oak and aniseed. The palate is softly spoken and fruit driven initially with blackberries, plums and liquorice notes giving your insight into what is ahead. An approachable mid palate, which is full-flavoured, while the fine-grained tannins finish with complex notes of olives, cashew nuts and oak. An alluring finish, which is moreish and smooth, yet has great length.

The Colonial Estate Explorateur Old Vine Shiraz 2017