Red

2005 Bodega Benegas Finca Libertad

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Argentina
  • Mendoza
Drink between 2011 - 2014 (Edit)
CT89.2 26 reviews
2005
N.V.
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2011
2011
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • studleytrey Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 4, 2019 - While I more recently acquired a few '07s of this, this was the only one of these we had that we brought home from the winery some years ago. I knew they could age, but I wasn't exactly sure what to expect at this point, given the CT window ending in '14 and no recent notes, and then the cork snapped, requiring some filtering into the decanter. Well, the wine inside is perfectly fine and not tired at all, though I'd probably not sit on them more than a few more years at this point.

    Dense, opaque coloring still, with garnet edges. Aromas of black and blue fruits, spearmint, eucalyptus, potting soil, green pepper, and tobacco. Medium (+) body, medium acid and finish, and flavors of cassis, charred green peppers, and lingering minerality and light bitterness. Perfect with barbacoa tacos tonight.

  • nrickman wrote: 91 points

    December 5, 2014 - Bottled opened up after 30 minutes. The finish is much smoother and fruited than the initial sip. Wonderful finish.

  • dhammer53 wrote: 91 points

    October 12, 2014 - I thought this may have been past its prime, but it wasn't. This is really smooth and very easy drinking. Slight tannins indicate this may have a little time to live.

  • jcsf420 wrote: 91 points

    October 20, 2012 - Drank after a short decant. This is just perfect right now with everything in balance. The oak treatment has mellowed into a subtle cedar and vanilla mix. The fruit, cedar and soft tannins dance in unison on the palate, finishing with a silky mouthfeel and long ending. Sorry to see this one go.

  • Leejgreen wrote: 91 points

    September 8, 2012 - Unfortunately this was my last Boyle of this wine. Definitely was the best one yet. Well balanced, good fruit with nice finish and a little pepper (which I like). Very very enjoyable. Allowed to open up for 2 hours. Didn't last long!

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2009, IWC Issue #142 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodega Benegas
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Finca Libertad
  • Country Argentina
  • Region Mendoza
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 7798093271508

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  • In Cellars 51 (32%)
  • Consumed 107 (68%)

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