An extraordinary wine, gorgeous from start to finish. Offers captivating character of ripe dark fruits, currant, blackberry, kirsch, mocha, cedar, graphite, tar and more. Full-blown, beautifully structured, pure and persistent, sailing along gracefully, with a tremendous aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98
Another wine from the Showket Vineyard, and a proprietary blend at that, is the 2008 Double-E, an equal-part blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Ths wine borders on perfection, but don't get too excited, there's not a lot of it. Extraordinary notes of blueberries, acacia flowers, tobacco leaf, cassis, licorice, and crushed rocks all soar from the glass of this inky purple wine. Fabulous concentration, full-bodied texture and ethereal intensity without heaviness make for a provocative and compellingly great wine from Russell Bevan. The finish goes on for a good 45+ seconds. This is graceful, stunning wine that caught me by total surprise in its greatness.