Sena

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SKU
ARMT-SENA-2018
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Product Name Qty
ARMT-SENA-2018-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml
£610.20
Delivery Spring 2021

Full-bodied, rich and powerful Seña with impressive and powerful tannins, yet harmony and balance.

  •   Aconcagua Valley, Chile
  •   Hearty Red
  •   Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Malbec, Petit Verdot
  •   2018

From biodynamic vines on the Seña hillside vineyards within the Aconcagua Valley, the wines have an elegance, freshness and poise that is immediately attractive, but plenty of body and structure to promise good ageing. The critics have been impressed year on year and the points have been on the increase year on year and now the 100 point 2018 is one of the highest scoring Sena's ever.

"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. Toned muscles. It’s a very intellectual wine that harkens back to the 2015. Blend of 55% cabernet sauvignon, 18% malbec, 15% carmenere, 7% cabernet franc and 5% merlot." 100 pts, James Suckling

"The 2018 Seña shows the fresher side of the Ocoa zone of the Aconcagua Valley through a Bordeaux blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Malbec, 15% Carmenere, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot; there are small differences, but nothing substantial. As I've seen in other wines from the very complete 2018 vintage, the grapes ripened thoroughly and achieved more flavors and nuances, and the wines are slightly higher in alcohol (14% this year versus 13.3% in 2017, but in reality it's 13.8% ). But the wine seems to have more of everything. The grapes fermented in a combination of stainless steel and concrete vats and matured in new barriques and Stockinger foudres for 22 months, a similar formula as the one used for Viñedo Chadwick. 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. The tannins are very fine, polished and elegant, and the wine is long and complex, mixing the best f 2015 and 2016, coming through as a very complete year. It's still a little young and should develop nicely in bottle; it's approachable now, but if you can hold it a little bit more, it should be even better. This has to be the finest vintage of Seña to date. Comparing it with the Chadwick from the same year, there is more freshness and a little more complexity and clout coming form the cooler zone and the palette of varieties used that give more options to achieve more nuance. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February and March 2020." 98 pts, Luis Gutiérrez, WA

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More Information
  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond In Bond
  Vintage 2018
  Country Chile
  Region Aconcagua Valley
  Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Malbec, Petit Verdot
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Hearty Red
  Winemaking Sustainable farming
  Oak Mildly Oaked
  Drinkability Lay down
  Sweetness Dry
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