Seña 2013, Eduardo Chadwick
Chile / Aconcagua Valley
Andy's Tasting Notes
Now a new world icon, what makes this so highly prized is its finesse, purity and elegance. The contrast of opulent fruit, subtle oak and spice, and super smooth yet persistent tannins make this a joy to drink.
99 points – James Suckling, James Suckling.com
“Superb aromas of black currants, rose petal and mint. Lavender and stones too. Full body with incredible fruit density. Complex, yet it’s agile and bright. Tannins are perfectly polished. It builds on the palate and shows the structure of a first growth Bordeaux but remains so Chilean. A blend of 58% cabernet sauvignon, 15% carmenere, 12% malbec, 10% merlot, and 5% petit verdot. From biodynamically grown grapes. This is a joy to taste now but it will show itself in 2019. Even better than the amazing 2012.”
96 points – Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, robertparker.com
“The 2013 Sena might very well be their finest vintage to date. 2013 was a cool vintage that favored fresh flavors and elegant and pure wines full of nuances. At Vina Sena, they took advantage of the natural conditions and produced a stunning blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Carmenere, 12% Malbec, 10% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, sourced from their 42 hectares of vineyards planted some 16 years ago in the Aconcagua Valley. The varietal mix has been fine tuned and the oak has also been gradually reduced during the last few years. The process was pretty straightforward, fermentation in stainless steel and aging in French oak barrels (75% of them new) for 22 months. It has a subtle nose with aromas of red and black fruit denoting very good freshness, and the classical tobacco and cracked peppercorns, with the oak nicely integrated adding some spices and faint smoky aromas. The red fruit is remarkable and really adds freshness. Linear, juicy, sharp and long, very tasty and with very fine, slightly grainy tannins. There is superb balance, classical proportion and symmetry. I have not tasted all of the vintages of Sena (one day…), but out of all the years I’ve tried, this is certainly the best. I’m sure this will bloom in bottle and will have a long development. 60,000 bottles were filled. “
Price per bottle £79.50
37 in stock
Seña is a stunning ground-breaking estate located in Ocoa in the Aconcagua Valley. It was created as a joint venture between Errazuriz President and Owner, Eduardo Chadwick and well known wine businessman Robert Mondavi in 1995. Their shared passion for excellence and innovation led to the creation of the first world-class Chilean wine with provenance and distinct personality. Modelled on a Bordeaux style, it has a Chilean soul given by its Carmenère variety, grown under the principles of biodynamic farming in the Aconcagua Valley.