57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenère, 12% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Reductive nose that has a pungent black rubbery flavour, and the acidity sticks out. There is clearly quality fruit in here, but it seems obscured. Is this just too young? (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2025
Robert Parker 96
As a comparison to the 2014 vintage of this wine, the 2015 Seña resulted in 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, 12% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, with now 12% of the wine matured in new Stockinger oak foudres and the rest in barrique for some 22 months. 2015 might have been a slightly warmer year, but the resulting wine is lower in alcohol and higher in acidity, which provide for a more vibrant mouthfeel and a more focused expression of the character of the place. This vintage has half a degree less alcohol, and the acidity is a little more pungent; and, the amount of wine in foudre seems to help the oak to show better integrated. This is dry, nicely textured, and the replacement of the Merlot by Malbec seems to have also added to the refinement of the tannins that are super-elegant. 66,000 bottles were filled in February 2017. The price has not yet been set.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030