Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Margaux)
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Boyd-Canenac
On 17 hectares, located in the heart of the siliceous gravels of the Margaux Appellation, these warm, naturally well-drained soils from the Quaternary permit roots to grow deep. Ideal vine age averaging 42 years, optimum plant density of 10 000 vines per hectare and typical varietals: majority Cabernet Sauvignon, all come together to produce wines of rare quality and uncontested character, intense and with great finesse. Over the past two hundred years, the wines of Château Boyd-Cantenac have been made in the tradition of the great wines of Margaux.
The wines are reasonably dark, very purple. They show a dense deep nose of ripe black fruit, enhanced with spices. On the palate, they are silky at the beginning, with astonishing volume, finesse, softness, great freshness and very elegant, before a slightly closed finish.
Jeannie Cho Lee
This is an elegant expression of this vintage with soft, rounded tannins and an array of floral and red berry fruit notes. The wine has lifted flavours and a fairly long length.
Food Matches: Beef, Lamb, Game