Then, it was finally time for the unveiling of the Seña 2018 Vintage, which has swiftly been making headlines as a critic’s darling with its very high/ perfect scores. According to Baettig, 2018 “one of the greatest vintages ever crafted in the 25 years of Seña’s history”. This was largely attributed to a moist winter, followed a dry spring. Coupled with perfectly moderate temperatures and rainfall throughout the year, the estate was lucky to be rewarded with a higher than average yield. The lower median temperatures also resulted in a wine with balanced acidity, beautiful ripeness with intense aromas. I felt that it was very complex on the nose, especially with rich floral notes and subtle hints of juicy plums. On the palate, its medium body is agreeable with the pronounced notes of fresh berries, cinnamon & old cigar boxes. Brimming with tension, purity and elegance, it is easy to see why this wine is captivating— especially after a decade or two of cellaring.