A brilliant deep garnet color. Complex, darkly fruity and earthy on the nose, with a luscious palate of ripe red stone fruits and jams accented with spicy, toasty notes. Generously flavorful, dense and unfiltered, Swinto achieves an outstanding balance of Malbec's signature robust character and silky elegance.
SWINTO is "Crow" in the language of the Huarpe Indians, the first inhabitants of the Mendoza river valley.
"Deep, saturated ruby. The aromas of dark berries and chocolatey oak show an almost porty ripeness. Large-scaled, pliant and rich, with a distinct sweetness to the black cherry and molten chocolate flavors. This huge, mouthcoating wine comes across as a bit one-dimensional."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2009 Swinto Malbec is also from the Alto Agrelo Valley but is aged for eighteen months in new French oak. It has a lifted, minty, cedar nose that is driven by the oak, with touches of chocolate developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with dry, toasty tannins and a solid core of toasty blackberry and orange rind on the finish that needs more length to justify the price tag."
The Wine Advocate