10 February 2015 - webeditor - Industry News, Seña

Seña awarded 98 points by James Suckling

James Suckling, considered the world’s most influential wine critic by Forbes magazine recently awarded Seña 2012, the Chilean Icon wine with 98 points , the highest score ever received by a Chilean wine in an international ranking.  In addition, he placed Seña 2012 as the N°9 in his Top 100 Wines of the World list for 2014.  This is an incredible achievement, something that owner Eduardo Chadwick and Chief Winemaker Fransisco Baettig are extremely proud of.

About Seña 2012

“The 2012 vintage was moderately warm and due to little or no rainfall during the ripening period, and the grapes we obtained were very healthy reaching optimal ripeness and fruit concentration.” commented Fransisco Baettig.  The Seña 2012 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (52%), Carmenere (23%), Merlot (12%),Malbec (7%) and Petit Veerdot (6%).  The wine was aged in 70% new french oak for 22 months.

Description of Seña 2012 by James Suckling:

“A phenomenal red with aromas of blackberry, licorice, sandalwood and hot stones turns to cigar box and hints of sweet tea. Full body, with incredible depth and concentration yet agile and playful. Long and fascinating. It talks to you. Balanced. e greatest Seña ever.”

 

Seña 2012

 

Wines in the Top 100 by James Suckling:

After selecting only those wines rated above 96 points, which include that special “wow” factor that catches his attention, the Top 100 list is headed by the following ten, being Seña the only Chilean wine.
1. Viña Cobos Malbec Perdriel Luján de Cuyo Cobos 2011, Argentina
2. Penfolds Shiraz South Australia Grange Bin 95 2010
3. Masseto Toscana 2011, Italy
4. Château Guiraud Sauternes 2011, France
5. Peter Michael Winery Pinot Noir Fort Ross Seaview Sonoma County Le Caprice 2012, United States
6. Domaine de Chevalier Blanc Pessac-Léognan 2011, France
7. Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco 2010, Italy
8. Felton Road Pinot Noir Central Otago Block 5 2010, United States
9. Seña Valle de Aconcagua 2012, Chile
10. Champagne Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut 2006, France

 

Given these outstanding achievements, Seña was invited to participate in this international critic’s main events of the year: “The Great Wines of the World”, that was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, October 30 to November 2nd, including handpicked wines chosen from only 47 world producers of the stature of Château Latour, Château Montrose, and Marchesi Antinori, among others.

And on the other side of the world took place “The Great Wines of the Andes”, on November 18 at the City Winery in New York, in partnership with Zachys, NY’s finest wine merchant, and only included 50 wineries from Chile and Argentina.

(source: www.sena.cl)

 

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