92 Points - The Wine Advocate
"The 2012 Sena is from a cool vineyard on a rocky hillside with some clay, in the middle of the Aconcagua Valley, where there is still some influence from the Pacific Ocean. This wine has always been a blend, and in 2012 it is half Cabernet Sauvignon, complemented by Carmenere, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Bright and focused, with a nose mixing red fruit, it is also bright-colored, with ripe black fruit and balsamic notes in the shape of tobacco and cedar wood, with a medium-bodied palate, very good freshness and acidity, sophisticated, polished and fine-grained tannins. This is still a baby, but the silky texture makes it accessible now, while the complexity should come with more time." - Luis Gutiérrez
A moderately warm season and a lack of rainfall across the country during the ripening period led to obtaining very healthy grapes, which also were able to reach optimal ripeness and fruit concentration.
In order to uphold Seña’s renowned style of elegance, finesse and freshness, special attention was paid this season to the water management aiming to prevent all stress in the vineyard, and a somewhat early harvest was carried out, while carefully ensuring the tannins were adequately ripe and smooth.
I feel we achieved one of the most surprising results ever in a Seña wine this vintage, in terms of quality—a perfect blend between structure, persistence and roundness alongside freshness, balance and intensity.
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Carmenere, 12% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot