Belasco de Baquedano Swinto Malbec 2008

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $36.99
Item No. 108093
  • RP93
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Swinto shows an attractive deep purple color. Complex and powerful in the nose, this exuberant wine boasts an intense aromatic range of ripe black fruits and jams perfectly assembled sith spicy notes provided by the oak ageing. Flavorful, dense and generous, Swinto deliveres an outstanding balance between structure and fruitiness that adds character, power, elegance and a great length to this terrific wine.

Critical Acclaim

"93+ pts

Familia Belasco's 2008 Swinto Malbec was sourced from a 100-year-old vineyard planted exclusively to Malbec with yields of a meager 1.5 tons per acre. It was aged for 18 months in new French oak and bottled without filtration. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports an inviting nose of pain grille, mineral, licorice, espresso, violets, black cherry and black raspberry. Dense and layered on the palate, this loaded, already complex effort will profit from 4-5 years of cellaring and should see its 20th birthday in full form."
93 Points

"Bright ruby-red. Deep black fruits and sexy oak complemented by mint and mocha on the primary nose. Richer and broader than the AR Guentota, with fleshier flavors of black fruits and chocolatey oak. Fuller in the mouth without coming off as heavy. A deeply pitched wine that really saturates the mouth on the very long back end. Tannins are supple and fine."
91 Points

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Ron S - Half Moon Bay, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/11/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
A really nice smooth Malbec with good body and depth, finishes well. I would definitely consider buying this again.
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