2019 Sena, Aconcagua Valley, Chile

2019 Sena, Aconcagua Valley, Chile

Regular price £599.00

"A wine with soul and length.” James Suckling

“This wine is getting better and better by the vintage” Wine Advocate

98 Points, James Suckling: “Such beautiful aromas of crushed berries, currants, walnuts, allspice and nutmeg follow through to a full body with tight, ultra fine tannins that provide length and intensity. A finish of slightly dried cherries with wet earth, slate and stone. Chewy and fine-grained. A wine with soul and length. Give it time. Drink after 2025.”


98 Points, Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate: “The 2019 Seña was produced with a Bordeaux blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 15% Carmenere and 4% Petit Verdot with the Chilean character of the high percentage of Carmenere. Most of the volume fermented in stainless steel with some 10% in concrete vats, and the final blend matured for 22 months in French oak barrels, 80% of them new, and 10% in Stockinger vats. It's 13.5% alcohol and has good acidity and freshness, coming through as medium-bodied, elegant and balanced. This is incredibly elegant, subtle and harmonious even at this early stage. It has floral aromas, notes of orange peel, a touch of creamy sweet spices and great freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, seamless and pure, with pungent flavors and a soft texture. It's long, clean, defined and super tasty. I feel this wine is getting better and better by the vintage. The grapes were picked quite early, and that helped to contain the ripeness and seems to have been a great decision. There was also an exception in the Panquehue zone where the Seña vines are, where the summer was cooler than the average, so quite different to many other regions in Chile. It was bottled in February 2021.”

 96 Points, Tim Atkin: “Seña 2019, Aconcagua Valley (13.5%) Continuing a recent run of Seña releases that have prioritised finesse over power, the 2019 shows that the coastal influence was important in this part of the Aconcagua Valley. Marrying Cabernet Sauvignon with 21% Malbec, 15% Carmenère and 4% Petit Verdot, aged in 80% new wood and larger foudres, this is a polished, early-picked wine that has nothing to do with the styles made before 2016. Fresh, sappy and taut, it’s a seamless blend that’s driven by acidity, with notes of tobacco leaf and coffee bean, a hint of good reduction, blackcurrant leaf, plum and red berry flavours, fine-grained, detailed tannins and deftly integrated oak. One to keep for a while.  Drink 2025-33. 96 points.”

 

 

 

 

 


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