Premiumwein der Extraklasse + Top 100 Weine des Jahres 2022 bei James Suckling: 98 Punkte James Suckling - Robert Parker: 97 Punkte.
- 97 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Luis Gutierrez: „The 2020 Seña is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 15% Carmenere and 7% Petit Verdot (a little higher in search of acidity) from grapes harvested early, the second week of March, and fermented mostly in stainless steel and 10% in concrete eggs. It has a moderate 13.5% alcohol and good freshness. It's subtle and layered, not only fruit but with more spice; it has polished tannins and very integrated oak after 22 months in barrique, 78% new, and with 10% of the volume in large Stockinger barrels. The warmer years seem to be nicely managed, so that it's not reflected in the ripeness but is more a matter of texture and quality of the tannins; in the warmer years, like 2017 or this 2019, the wines have a little more grip, but these are definitely finer than those from the 2017 vintage. This wine has intensity and complexity, with no mintiness or herbal notes; it's spicy and juicy, with energy and depth. It has structure, color, stuffing and acidity to develop nicely in bottle. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2022.“
- 98 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: „Complex, with savory, spicy character, showing tobacco, salted plums, olives, black cherries, cassis and a hint of white pepper on the nose, followed by a refined, savory, balsamic accent. A full-bodied Seña with juicy fruit chiseling into the tight, extremely fine-grained tannins. Long, bright and still elegant from this warm vintage. 53% cabernet sauvignon, 25% malbec, 15% carmenere and 7% petit verdot. A wine with lots of harmony now, but better to drink from 2025.“
- 97 Punkte MARKUS DEL MONEGO MW: “The vicinity to the ocean resulted in a wonderful Seña. Although the vintage was hot generally the temperatures in the vineyard of Seña remained rather in a historical average in February…These conditions favoured the Chadwick’s family quest for more elegant and balanced wines and resulted in a surprisingly fresh wine with intense purple colour and almost black core. The nose is multi-layered with complex aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants, ripe dark berries and black stone fruit complemented by fragrant floral aroma and hints of aromatic herbs. A wine with peppery and balmy spiciness, hints of cigar box and a whiff of black olives in the background. On the palate opulent yet elegant, well structured with ripe tannins. Ripe blackcurrants, dark berries and floral components lingering in the finish. A red blend with complexity and depth displaying a very promising potential. Arguably one of the most delicate and exquisite Señas .”
James Suckling 98
Robert Parker 97