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2019 Seña

‘Incredibly elegant, subtle and harmonious even at this early stage’

Luis Gutiérrez

The Wine Advocate

Up next from La Place de Bordeaux we are delighted to offer you the new 2019 vintage of Seña which receives 98 points from James Suckling and Luis Gutiérrez.
 
Seña was created as a joint venture between Eduardo Chadwick and Robert Mondavi back in 1995 with the dream of making an internationally renowned wine that would be recognised as one of the world’s First Growths. Produced along biodynamic principles, the 2019 Seña is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Malbec (21%), Carmenere (15%) and Petit Verdot (4%), a Bordeaux inspired blend and an expression of the Aconcagua Valley’s terroir – a wine with a uniquely Chilean character.
 
2019 is regarded as a great year for Seña. Although considered a warm vintage for Chile, conditions were cooler than average in the Seña vineyard, thanks in part to cooling coastal winds which allowed for a gradual ripening of the grapes. The fruit intensity and freshness of the wine was preserved. Beautifully smooth, elegant and fresh with seamless tannins, the 2019 shows ‘great structure, complexity and depth’ says Head Winemaker Francisco Baettig. We were certainly impressed. Approachable now, it shows great ageing potential too. 
 
Seña celebrates its 25th anniversary with the 2019 vintage. With such high scores, this stunning release is an excellent buy especially in the limited larger formats available on request.

Purchase In Bond (ex duty & VAT)

2019 Seña, Aconcagua Valley

£479 per 6 bottle case in bond

‘Such beautiful aromas of crushed berries, currants, walnuts, allspice and nutmeg follow through toa 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, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

‘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.’ 98 points, Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com

‘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.’ 96 points, Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com

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