This blockbuster was created through a collaboration between Eduardo Chadwick and Robert Mondavi. For this vintage, the final blend was 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Carmenere and 5% Cabernet Franc, so with more Malbec and considerably less Carmenere than in the past. 12% of the wine is aged in new Stockinger oak foudres and the rest in barrique for about 22 months.
98 points were given for the Sena 2016 by James Suckling and Robert Parker gave the 2016 Sena a whopping 97 points and indicates in his assessment that this is one of the most beautiful vintages. At "only" 13.5% alcohol, it has remarkable acidity and freshness, as well as an overall balance and elegance that surpasses all previous vintages. The Seña has a dark, ruby-red color with violet highlights. Intense nose, lots of red fruit in the mouth. Hints of cloves and nutmeg and a subtle note of cedar. The firm but silky tannins make. On the palate with a bold blend of elegance and finesse from Bordeaux with New World power, compact structure and unparalleled intensity that also makes the 60 second finish a real treat. Such a world-class wine, a state-of-the-art cuisine with the best beef, lamb or game fits.
World-renowned winemakers Eduardo Chadwick and Robert Mondavi co-founded 'The Berlin Tasting' in 2004. In this copy of the 'Jugement de Paris' from 1976, Chilean top wines are tasted worldwide, in addition to unbeatable classics such as Château Lafite-Rotschild, Château Margaux, Stag's Leap and Sassicaia. During tastings in Budapest and Honk Kong, Chilean wines took no less than 4 places in the top-5! The Chilean icon wine Seña finished in 1st place in Budapest and was 2nd in the Hong Kong tasting with the 2007 vintage after Château Margaux!
The Viña Seña winery is located in Valle de Aconcagua. It was founded in 1995 by two charismatic winemakers: the Chilean Eduardo Chadwick, the owner of Viña Errazurriz and legendary Californian Robert Mondavi. What started as an ambitious dream at the time - producing a world-class wine in Chile - has now found countless followers. Nevertheless, the Seña remains in a class of its own. The futuristic bodega, designed by the Chilean star architect Germán del Sol, is spectacular. But the main property of the winery is the 42 hectares of vineyards, surrounded by breathtaking nature on various soils and planted with cabernet sauvignon, carmenère, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, malbec and syrah. In short, the traditional varieties. The conditions for growing wine are so good here that you can work organically without tools. Needless to say, a winery like Viña Seña has the very best and most modern technology in the wine cellar. The responsible oenologist has been Francisco Baettig since 2003, a student of Michel Laroche and Michel Rolland. The latter has even improved the five most recent volumes of the Seña. The joint venture with Robert Mondavi ended in 2005, but the visionary's spirit is still ubiquitous. Viña Seña is one of the greatest icons of the wine world.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Indruk maken, Open haard