Awarded 100 points by international wine critic, James Suckling, Seña 2015 is part of Eduardo Chadwick’s iconic trio that includes Don Maximiano and Vinedo Chadwick. Eduardo Chadwick, fifth generation owner and president of Viña Seña, in the Aconcagua Valley is a well-known figure in the international wine circuit, who ably carries forward the legacy of a family business established over a century ago by his visionary ancestor, Don Maximiano Errázuriz.
In 1995 Chadwick signed the first international joint venture in the history of Chilean wine with the late Robert Mondavi from California, with the aim to produce Chile’s ultimate premium red wine – Seña, meaning “signal”, indicating to the world that Chile is capable of producing word-class wine.
The eureka moment signalling its growing status came first in 2004 at the Berlin Blind Tasting of 16 wines, when Viñedo Chadwick 2000 and Seña 2001 came first and second respectively, beating famous Bordeaux first growths like Châteaux Lafite, Margaux and Latour, as well as Italian cult wines, Tignanello, Sassicaia, Solaia and Guado al Tasso. And now Seña’s current vintage is at the top of the charts again.
A red Bordeaux blend since its first vintage, with a distinctive Chilean character, the 100-pointer Seña 2015 is 57% Cabernet Sauvignon 21% Carménère, 12% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Says chief winemaker, Francisco Baettig, “Seña 2015 shines by its perfect balance and seamless structure, marked by many layers of pure fruit and silky tannins. The wine displays wonderful complexity, along with unique tension, energy and elegance. It is an elegant, long and supple wine with perfect balance between tannin, acid and fruit.”
In Suckling’s words, it is a complex and complete wine that is already a classic. Seña 2015 is a stunner. With its fantastic aromas, density of fruit and ripe tannins,
It can be drunk with pleasure till 2021, Seña is worth stocking in your cellar, regardless of price!
Reva K. Singh