(From 2000 Vintage) 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 Château Boyd-Cantenac have been made in the tradition of the great wines of Margaux
(From 2004 Vintage) Charred wood, black cherry, herbaceous, dark fruit liqueur and floral perfume. Silky smooth on the mouth with good acidity and well-balanced tannins. Elegant wine with plenty of tobacco at the end.
Robert ParkerRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012