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Seña 2020 and the first vintage of Rocas de Seña released

  • Seña 2020 has been released for £1,029 per case.
  • The wine has a score of 97-points from The Wine Advocate’s Luis Gutiérrez.
  • The 2016, 2018 and 2019 look good value among back vintages.

As part of this autumn’s La Place de Bordeaux campaign, the 2020 vintage of Seña has been released at €85 per bottle ex-négociant, up 6.2% on the 2019’s opening price.

It is being offered by the international trade for £1,029 per 12×75. The 2016, 2018 and 2019 vintages look better value compared to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.

Critical response

The Wine Advocate’s Luis Gutiérrez awarded the 2020 a score of 97-points. He said in his tasting note: ‘This wine has intensity and complexity, with no mintiness or herbal notes; it’s spicy and juicy, with energy and depth. It has structure, colour, stuffing and acidity to develop nicely in bottle’. He added that ‘100,000 bottles were produced’.

James Suckling gave it 98-points and described it as ‘a full-bodied Seña with juicy fruit chiselling into the tight, extremely fine-grained tannins’. He added that the wine was ‘long, bright and still elegant from this warm vintage […] with lots of harmony now, but better to drink from 2025’.

The critic has given a string of high scores for recent vintages, including 100-points for the 2018 and 2015.

Meanwhile, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent) scored today’s release 95-points. She said that ‘the medium-bodied palate is elegantly styled and tightly wound, featuring firm, grainy tannins and a lively backbone to support the bright, crunchy fruit, finishing long and perfumed’.

Fair value

Some recent vintages, including the 2019 and 2018, were scored a point higher from The Wine Advocate, and are currently available in the market for less.

The similarly scored 2016 vintage also looks attractive and comes at a 15.3% discount to today’s release.

Other releases

The first vintage of Seña’s second wine, Rocas de Seña 2020, was also released today at €35 per bottle ex-négociant. The wine is being offered for £426 per case (12×75).

The estate explained that Rocas de Seña is a blend ‘from selected blocks of [the] Seña vineyard and the addition of the Mediterranean varieties that flourish in the Aconcagua Valley’.

The 2020 received a score of 91-points from Jane Anson, and 89-points from Perrotti-Brown who said it delivered ‘a racy backbone of acidity cutting through the vibrant black fruit and herbal flavours, with a chewy texture and lifted finish’.


The evolution of La Place de Bordeaux and the changing nature of the secondary fine wine market were covered in our recent report, currently available exclusively for Liv-ex members.

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