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- Cellar Drink Now - 4 years (2019-2023)
- ABV 13%
- Closure: Stelvin
Arboleda is the premium tier in the Eduardo Chadwick family of wines. The fruit for the Chardonnay is sourced from their Chilhue vineyard, a 1047 hectare property of rolling hills located just 12km from the Pacific Ocean which experiences similar conditions to that of Marlborough in New Zealand making it ideal for growing cool climate grape varieties.
Aged in second and third use French oak barrels for 11 months. Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Pronounced white peach, ripe nectarine and subtle dried honey scents are complexed by hints of grapefruit, citrusy nougat characters and gun flint. Medium weighted the palate is layered with fleshy white peach and nectarine fruits that carry good freshness. Subtle dried honey, spicy nougat, citrus and traces of gun flint chime in on the long finish that picks up a gentle creaminess along the way. Perfectly balanced acidity with a prolonged aftertaste.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
This has great freshness with pear, lemon and floral aromas and just a hint of toast. Sleek and elegant, but concentrated, with a long, polished, rather mineral finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
The Chardonnays that Francisco Baettig is making out on the Aconcagua Coast are some of the best in Chile right now. This is a little oakier than his Errázuriz bottling, but has the same freshness, elegance and minerality, complemented by some stone fruit sweetness. 2019-23.
- Cellar 3 - 4 years (2022-2023)
- ABV 13.5%
- Closure: Cork
Totally opaque black dark red colour with a deep dark red hue. Aromas of blackcurrant infused with black olive, herbs and tobacco overlay a spicy vanillin cedar back drop. Elegant red to black currant flavours grace the savoury palate underscored by nuances of black olive, cedary tobacco characters and spicy dried herbs. Very refined tannins with an aftertaste of spicy ripe red and black currants, cedary tobacco characters and dried herbs.
Cellar 3-4 years.
Blackcurrants and fresh herbs such as basil on the nose. Medium body, firm and silky tannins. Subtle complexity. Understated. Drink now.
- Cellar 5 - 6 years (2024-2025)
- ABV 13.5%
- Closure: Cork
Arboleda represents the premium tier from the Eduardo Chadwick family of Caliterra wines. Carmenere is capable of producing bold, flavoursome yet balanced and complex wines. Those from the Caliterra stable are stylistically similar, each sharing a complexing dried leaf / tobacco characteristic that overlays the spicy, ripe fruit notes. It's an unmistakable and unique combination that's prompted critics internationally to conclude of Chilean Carmenère: 'When they're good, there's really nothing else quite like it'.
Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, 25% of which were new. Midnight black core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Elevated aromas of red to blackcurrants combine with the varietals classic tobacco leaf characteristic followed by dusty vanillin cedar, dried herbs, a faint whiff of red bell pepper and spice. Medium bodied, elegant and supple in its feel the palate is filled with rich red to black currant fruit which meld into elements of tobacco, spicy vanillin cedar and dried herbs. Finely tuned with seamlessly integrated tannins. Excellent concentration and length finishing with a long savoury aftertaste.
Cellar 5-6 years.
This is a very distinctive carmenere with a lot of Mediterranean herbs, roasted red bell peppers and black tea. Very bright and rather mineral in spite of the density. Restrained tannins for this variety. Drink or hold.
Plush, rounded and soft with a complex toasty nose. The palate is most elegant with nice layers of fruit, herbs, tobacco spice and pencil shavings, followed by a long, elegant finish. Balanced to a tee and overall a really good juicy and textured example of this cultivar.
- Cellar 10 - 15 years (2025-2030)
- ABV 14%
- Closure: Cork
“The greatest Sena ever.” – James Suckling
The wine is the result of a collaboration between the late Robert Mondavi and Chile’s Eduardo Chadwick. In the last two decades, several ambitious Chilean producers have attempted to define the limits of Chile's viticultural potential by producing an ultimate expression of terroir. Known as 'icon wines', the success of the most famous example, 'Sena', is partly attributable to the flamboyant promotional efforts of its creator, Eduardo Chadwick, a fifth generation family member of Vina Errazuriz. In particular, it was Chadwick's organising of international tastings and seminars that put Sena in the limelight. Starting at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Berlin, Chadwick invited forty of Europe's leading wine writers, critics, sommeliers and trade to taste 'blind' a selection of the world's finest wines, including Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour, Chateau Lafite, Sassacaia and Tignanello from the 2000 and 2001 vintages. The event promised a David-and-Goliath-style contest between Chile and some of France's and Italy's top wine estates...and it was Chile that bagged three of the top five scores. Sena came out on top.
Possessing all the attributes of world class Cabernet this stunning wine has amazing richness and structure, yet is refined in nature remaining relatively light on its feet.
A complex blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Carmenere, 12% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot with maturation taking place in French oak, 70% of which was new, for a period of 22 months. Magnificent totally opaque inky black dark purple colour with a very deep dark purple crimson red hue. Pronounced aromas of blackcurrants intermixed with black cherries are overlaid by cedary tobacco characters with notes of liquorice, earth and spice following showing great complexity. Full bodied the palate possesses tremendous richness, depth and structure with mouthfilling flavours of blackcurrants, subtle black cherries, black olives, cedar, tobaccoy cigar box like characters, earth and spice. Firm, yet fine grained tannins provide the perfect framework. Very long and persistent aftertaste of blackcurrant, black olives, cedar, tobacco, earth and spice. This will evolve into something special in 10-15 years.
A phenomenal red with aromas of blackberries, licorice, sandalwood and hot stones that turns to cigar box and hints of sweet tea. Full body, incredible depth and concentration, yet there's also agility and playfulness to this. Long, fascinating and balanced. It talks to you. The greatest Seña ever. (Winemaker and owner agree.) There's wonderful purity and beauty. Made from biodynamically grown grapes. Better in 2017.
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