Sena, Eduardo Chadwick, 75cl
A collaboration between two iconic names to create Chiles first Iconic wine, Eduardo Chadwick and Robert Mondavi set out to change the landscape of Chilean wine, before Sena, Chile was almost only associated with wines at the lower end of the quality and price spectrum, mass produced for the mass market, but the birth of Sena changed that forever.
Year after year Sena now receives critical acclaim to rival any other wine in the world, consistently achieving scores in the mid-late 90's and even hitting a maximum 100 points from James Suckling.
the 2014 vintage is no exception, another classic;
'Deep ruby red with a crimson hue, Sena 2014 is an extremely complex wine that reveals a profound, layered and intense bouquet of red fruit including raspberry, red cherry combined with cedar, bay leaf, dill and subtle tobacco notes and a touch of anise, all framed by light aromas of cocoa and clove. The palate is rich, concentrated and full-bodied exhibiting abundant, youthful, yet supple tannins and a refined lingering finish'
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Carmenere,11% Malbec, 8% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Complex aromas of blueberry, rose petal, licorice, and currant. Full body, ultra fine tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Balanced and very refined. A wonderful purity and beauty. Give it three to four years to come together but already a beauty.
The blend for the 2014 Sena was 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Carmenere, 11% Malbec, 8% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot from their stony soils. The different grapes are carefully fermented separately and with different regimes of maceration and extraction but always looking for elegance within the natural power of the zone. The final blend was transferred to French oak barrels, 67% of them new (a percentage that seems to be slowly going down), for the elevage of 22 months. This time, some 5% of the volume carried out its aging in new Stockinger foudres. This is very much in line with the 2013 and the direction set by that cool year. The wine is very harmonious, elegant within the house style. Another superb vintage of Sena. This should age effortlessly in bottle. 60,000 bottles were filled in March 2016.
A powerful, refined and seductively fruity red, with plenty of savoriness to the red currant, plum tart and dried cherry flavors. Asian spice and minerally notes emerge on the focused and pure-tasting finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2021.