Chile - 2018 - Sena - Mondavi & Chadwick

  • Region: Chile
  • Producer: Mondavi & Chadwick
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Rating: 100
  • Notes:
    [Due Feb 2021]
QtyUnitSizeCase SizePriceReserve
5Case75cl6£495
2Case150cl3£535
1Bottle300cl£345

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Tasting Notes

“Of a deep violet red colour, the complexity on the nose conceals its many subtleties, unfolding floral notes alongside red and black fruits, denoting its distinctive freshness. Several layers are unveiled delivering notes of cedar, tobacco, bitter chocolate and truffles. An elegant, tense and yet very attractive wine, it generously offers fresh and juicy fruit that reminds of blueberries, raspberries, some spices and Cuban cigar box notes. Above all, Seña 2018 is a truly captivating wine that accomplishes a unique balance between power and elegance. I believe we are beholding one of the greatest vintages ever crafted in the 25 years of Seña’s history.” Francisco Baettig, Chief Winemaker , February 2020

“This is a very elegant vintage of Seña, a year with a slow ripening so that the grapes achieved very good ripeness and full development of aromas and flavors, making the wine nuanced and complex, with depth but also freshness and finesse – floral and expressive ... This has to be the finest vintage of Seña to date.” (98 points - Luis Gutiérrez, August 2020)

“This is a very thoughtful Seña that shows unique aromas of warm earth, mushrooms and conifer, turning to dark berries and black olives. The palate is more glamorous with ultra-fine tannins that envelop your palate. Shows power and vibrancy at the end.” (100 points - James Suckling, April 2020)

“Average growing season temperatures at Seña were significantly lower in 2018 than in 2017 and that, coupled with a subtle Pacific Ocean influence, has delivered a fresher style. For all that, it remains the most exotic and “Mediterranean” of the top Errázuriz reds, with more colour than its partners and top notes of rosemary and lavender. The palate is still quite firm, with sinewy tannins, toasty, cigar-box oak and good depth and structure.” (96 points - Tim Atkin MW, September 2020)