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.
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."
The Wine Advocate
"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."
International Wine Cellar