60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot

This small, 17-hectare vineyard is planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Petit Verdot. Before the 1855 Classification, they had rare, pre-phylloxera varietals like Tarney Coulant. These vines are 42 years old on average and thrive in the silecous gravels that are typical of Margaux. No chemical fertilizers are used here, because maintaining the biological equilibrium of the estate is important to the viticultural team. The vines are all pruned manually in the winter and harvested manually, with Merlot being the first to be picked. Vinification takes place in stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks and concrete vats. The wines are aged for 12 to 18 months in oak. The percentages of New Oak depend on the needs of each vintage, but generally range from 60-80%.

The wines from Château Boyd-Cantenac can be enjoyed on the younger side, with one to two hours of decanting. Over the last twenty years, Château Boyd-Cantenac has produced wines that are darker and more intense than the traditional elegant, more floral, expressions of Margaux. The wines of Château Boyd-Cantenac are typically easier-drinking expressions of Bordeaux, great for buyers who are looking for an introduction to this region. Critical reception has warmed to this estate, and in the case of true knockout vintages these wines are often considered sleeper hits.


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SKU: 859151

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