Chateau Boyd-Cantenac – Margaux 2005
This chateau, which is often under the radar (production is only 5,500-6,000 cases), has fashioned a terrific, inky/blue/purple-hued 2005 with a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers, creme de cassis, pain grille, and blueberries. Powerful and concentrated with full-bodied richness, stunning purity, and a tannic, 40+-second finish, this beauty requires patience. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030+.
About The Brand
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. The vineyard produces, depending on the vintage, from 45 000 to 90 000 bottles per year. 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 Chateau Boyd-Cantenac have been made in the tradition of the great wines of Margaux.
The wines of Chateau Boyd-Cantenac are the result of their terroir, enhanced by man’s passion to create. Belonging to the same family for four generations, these wines are recognized for being among the wines the most representative of the traditional Margaux style. Their magic is in being at the same time elegant, subtle, complex, dense, intense, fresh, long and with great finesse. With aging, for which they have a remarkable aptitude, each vintage affirms its personality and becomes a stirring testimony to the past.