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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac 2017

Chateau Boyd-Cantenac 2017

Third Growth -  - - Red
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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac 2017

The finesse and delicacy of a seductive Margaux Grand Cru

The estate

Owned by the Guillement family since 1932, Chateau Boyd-Cantenac is one of the most consistent wines of the Margaux appellation. This 3rd Classified Growth of 1855 seduces those who love the fine wines of Margaux with its unique style, a testament to the estate’s unique know-how. Endowed with great aging potential, the wines present an aromatic complexity specific to Margaux, while the palate is suave and refined.

The vineyard

Chateau Boyd-Cantenac 2017 is a Margaux wine made from a 17-hectare vineyard located in the heart of the appellation. The vines are 38 years old on average and are planted on siliceous gravel.

The vintage

The vineyards of Chateau Boyd-Cantenac were not spared by the frosts at the end of April 2017, and the Merlot grapes were particularly affected.

The blend

Cabernet Sauvignon (76%)

Merlot (11%)

Cabernet Franc (7%)

Petit Verdot (6%).

Chateau Boyd-Cantenac 2017: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Silky and velvety, the gourmet tannins coat the palate with a typical Margaux mouthfeel, while the Cabernets give the wine an elegant structure, enhancing the depth of the fruit on the mid-palate. The slight astringency on the finish resonates with the aging period. A superbly distinctive Margaux wine, revealing the purity of a fruity aromatic freshness.

Wine critic
Chateau Boyd-Cantenac 2017
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J. Suckling
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Boyd-Cantenac gives pronounced cassis, stewed plums and cedar with earthy undertones and an herbal waft. It has a chewy frame, and the oak stands out on the palate, finishing with a good core of mid-palate flesh.