Sena 2017

Mondavi / Eduardo Chadwick

Sena 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon 52%, Carmenere 15%, Malbec 15%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 8%
rot, trocken
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2022–2054
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
seidig & aromatisch
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 97–100/100
Suckling: 99/100
Decanter: 97/100
Parker: 96+/100
Tim Atkin: 96/100
Chile, Aconcagua Valley
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Sena 2017


Lobenberg: Das ist die Essenz Chiles. Die absolute Überfliegerblend und ein ehrwürdiges Denkmal für das Potenzial dieser Weinbaunation. Dieses Joint Venture zwischen Eduardo Chadwick und Mondavi soll mit den feinsten Rotweinen dieser Welt konkurrieren. Kann er auch und dies problemlos. Der Sena erinnert in der Nase an einen feinen Bordeaux vom linken Ufer. Ein Hauch grüner Paprika, Brombeere, etwas Tabak. Am Gaumen dann mächtig, dabei finessereich, unglaublich vielschichtig. Das Tannin legt sich fein auf die Zuge, dann kommen immer wieder reife Früchte, Unterholz, auch etwas Fichtennadeln. Bleibt enorm lang am Gaumen. Stellen Sie diesen Wein als Pirat unter den feinsten Rotweinblends. Der Sena hat das Zeug, sehr weit vorne zu landen. 97-100/100


Suckling über: Sena

-- Suckling: The aromas of blackberries, cedar, sandalwood and black tea are compelling. Black olives. Rosemary and sage undertones. Full-bodied, rich and powerful Seña with impressive and powerful tannins, yet harmony and balance. Fruit-forward. Lightly chewy. Fresh and energetic wine in a hot year. Broad-shouldered. Drink after 2022. 99/100


Decanter über: Sena

-- Decanter: Francisco Baettig harvested this Bordeaux blend 20 days early to deliver this elegant, bright, somehow subdued wine. Complex herbs, cassis and cedar layered with figs and plums. Stylish palate, juicy concentration and a grainy, textured structure, framed by a vibrant acidity. Fluid and elegant. 97/100


Parker über: Sena

-- Parker: They explained how the 2017 Seña was produced with 'grapes that were handpicked in the morning and transported to the winery in 12-kilogram boxes for a careful inspection on a double sorting table. The grapes fermented in stainless steel tanks at 25 to 31 degrees Celsius (77 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit), depending on the variety and the level of extraction desired. Three pump-overs were carried out daily during fermentation to rotate the volume of the tank 0.5 to 1.5 times. Total maceration time ranged from 15 to 30 days for the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Carmenère and eight to 12 days for the Petit Verdot, according to the development of each block vinified. The final blend was racked to French oak barrels (67% new) and aged for 22 months, during which time malolactic fermentation and stabilization occurred naturally.' They harvested early and managed to keep the same alcohol level as the 2016. This has less aromatic exuberance and is a more serious vintage with good concentration and weight, not as aerial as the 2016. They increased the amount of wine matured in larger 2,500-liter foudres instead of barrique. This is more powerful, structured and concentrated, like a drier version of the 2015, with some grainy tannins, more acidity, more austerity and less primary fruit. The tannins have some grip (the earlier harvest perhaps?) and might need a little bit of time in bottle, and the wine seems to have what it takes to develop nicely in bottle. They produced 120,000 bottles of this. It was bottled in February and March 2019. Just for the record, the varietal breakdown is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 15% Carmenère, 10% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot, reflecting a good year for Carmenère and Cabernet Franc. 96+/100


Tim Atkin über: Sena

-- Tim Atkin: Seña has always been the most international of Eduardo Chadwick’s trio of premium reds, partly reflecting its genesis as a joint venture with the Mondavis. But it, too, has shifted in style over recent vintages. Yields were very low in 2017, but this is not an overly concentrated, effortful wine. Picked almost three weeks earlier than usual, it’s a very polished cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon with 48% Malbec, Carmenère, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Showing layers of berry fruit, cedarwood, vanilla spice and tannic grip, it’s concentrated yet balanced with impressive freshness and vibrancy and top notes of violets and wild herbs. One of the best Señas yet. 96/100

Mein Winzer

Mondavi / Eduardo Chadwick

Eduardo Chadwick ist ein direkter Nachfahre von jenem Maximiano Errazuriz, der im Jahre 1870 das chilenische Weingut Viña Errazuriz gründete, um dort Weine von besonderer Qualität zu produzieren. Er begann seine Karriere 1983 als geschäftsführender Direktor dieses alteingesessenen Unternehmens.

Sena 2017