2015 Seña, Chadwick, Aconcagua Valley, Chile

The 2015 Sena is a knockout wine. There’s a delicacy on the nose, with purity to the fruit character of mulberries, crunchy cranberries and fresh blackcurrents. Hints of mint and violet support the fruit, with a beautiful fine, supple tannic structure and lacy acidity providing freshness and length. This is surely one of the finest Chilean wines ever produced.

Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
2 available
£101.00

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Chile
  • Grape
    57% Cabernet Sauvignon
    21% Carménère
    12% Malbec/Auxerrois
    7% Petit Verdot
    3% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2019 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
  • Organic
    Bio-Dynamic
2015 Seña, Chadwick, Aconcagua Valley, Chile

TASTING NOTES

As a comparison to the 2014 vintage of this wine, the 2015 Seña resulted in 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, 12% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, with now 12% of the wine matured in new Stockinger oak foudres and the rest in barrique for some 22 months. 2015 might have been a slightly warmer year, but the resulting wine is lower in alcohol and higher in acidity, which provide for a more vibrant mouthfeel and a more focused expression of the character of the place. This vintage has half a degree less alcohol, and the acidity is a little more pungent; and, the amount of wine in foudre seems to help the oak to show better integrated. This is dry, nicely textured, and the replacement of the Merlot by Malbec seems to have also added to the refinement of the tannins that are super-elegant.

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate
96/100

Stunning aromas of blackcurrant, stone, blueberry and licorice. Also iodine. Floral. Perfumed. Full body, fantastic density of fruit and ripe tannins. It goes on for minutes on the palate with such energy and focus. Touch of chewiness on the finish. A complex and complete wine that delivers a generosity with firmness. Drink in 2021 but already a classic to drink.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
100/100