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Benegas Lynch Don Tiburcio

"Don Tiburcio" was Federico's grandfather, the godfather of wine production in Mendoza in the late 19th century, and he has fittingly named this wine from his super premium range after him.

It's a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, all vinified separately and aged between 8 to 10 months in French oak.

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Varietal composition:

Blend; 50% malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot.

Grapes Origin:

The Malbec grape is from our vineyards Finca La Encerrada (1450 meters above sea level; 4800 ft), Gualtallary, Uco Valley. The Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot grapes are from our vineyards Finca Libertad, Mendoza Upper River Bank (850 meters above sea level; 2800 ft), Cruz de Piedra, Maipu, Mendoza.

Harvest time:

Malbec: Last week of April Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon: 2nd fortnight of April Merlot: End of March. Petit Verdot: 2nd fortnight of March.

Winemaking process:

Both varietals are vinified separately. Cold pre-fermentative maceration. Fermentation in tank at 25°C (77°F). Post fermentative maceration during two weeks. Racking and natural malolactic fermentation.


8 to 10 months in French oak barrels.

Tasting notes:

Colour: Ruby red colour with brownish edges. Medium intensity.

Nose:The complexity of the varietal composition of this wine shows in the nose aromas of red and black fruit, spices like white pepper, clove and cardamom. Herbal notes of eucalyptus, thyme and rosemary. The wood ageing rents notes of cocoa and vanilla.

Mouth:Intense wine at the entrances. It reaches all its volume with a high impact in the middle palate, exhibiting round tannins as the result of the five varietals. Long and lingering finish with a slight herbaceous note in the end.

Ageing capacity:

10 years.

Drinking Temperature:

Between 15°C - 17°C (59°F - 63°F).

Food Pairing:

Due to its structure, we recommend to match this wine with long cooked meals. Ideal to be joined with red meats, game and pasta.

More Information
Location Mendoza, Argentina
Winery Bodega Benegas
Winery status Family owned winery
Winemaker Federico Benegas, Michel Rolland
Annual production Tiny
Grapes 50% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot.
Style Old world Bordeaux
ABV 15
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2013
Percentage score 90
Sulphite level Medium Low
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