2013 Sena

Mondavi/Chadwick

96Average Score
Red
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 82 Marketplace
£496.00
12x37.5cl
-
0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace
£519.00
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£1,014.00
9L
-
0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace
£1,063.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace
£87.00
Mags
-
0 Immediate | 9 Marketplace
£167.00
3xMags
-
1 Immediate | 5 Marketplace
£507.00
6L
-
0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace
£709.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
96
Critic Notes

The 2013 Sena might very well be their finest vintage to date. 2013 was a cool vintage that favored fresh flavors and elegant and pure wines full of nuances. At Vina Sena, they took advantage of the natural conditions and produced a stunning blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Carmenere, 12% Malbec, 10% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, sourced from their 42 hectares of vineyards planted some 16 years ago in the Aconcagua Valley. The varietal mix has been fine tuned and the oak has also been gradually reduced during the last few years. The process was pretty straightforward, fermentation in stainless steel and aging in French oak barrels (75% of them new) for 22 months. It has a subtle nose with aromas of red and black fruit denoting very good freshness, and the classical tobacco and cracked peppercorns, with the oak nicely integrated adding some spices and faint smoky aromas. The red fruit is remarkable and really adds freshness. Linear, juicy, sharp and long, very tasty and with very fine, slightly grainy tannins. There is superb balance, classical proportion and symmetry. I have not tasted all of the vintages of Sena (one day...), but out of all the years I've tried, this is certainly the best. I'm sure this will bloom in bottle and will have a long development. 60,000 bottles were filled. Dec 2015, www.robertparker.com

Score: 96-/100Luis Gutierrez
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Product details
Country
Chile
Region
Aconcagua
Sub-region
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Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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