Awarded 100 points by international wine critic, James Suckling, SeÃ±a 2015 is part of Eduardo Chadwickâ€™s iconic trio that includes Don Maximiano and Vinedo Chadwick. Eduardo Chadwick, fifth generation owner and president of ViÃ±a SeÃ±a, 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 ErrÃ¡zuriz.
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 Chileâ€™s ultimate premium red wine â€“ SeÃ±a, meaning â€œsignalâ€, 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 ViÃ±edo Chadwick 2000 and SeÃ±a 2001 came first and second respectively, beating famous Bordeaux first growths like ChÃ¢teaux Lafite, Margaux and Latour, as well as Italian cult wines, Tignanello, Sassicaia, Solaia and Guado al Tasso. And now SeÃ±aâ€™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 SeÃ±a 2015 is 57% Cabernet Sauvignon 21% CarmÃ©nÃ¨re, 12% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Says chief winemaker, Francisco Baettig, â€œSeÃ±a 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.â€
In Sucklingâ€™s words, it is a complex and complete wine that is already a classic. SeÃ±a 2015 is a stunner. With its fantastic aromas, density of fruit and ripe tannins,
ItÂ can be drunk with pleasure till 2021, SeÃ±a is worth stocking in your cellar, regardless of price!
Reva K. Singh