Grand Vin Margaux 2005
“Boyd-Cantenac consistently fashions powerful Clarets that often fly under the radar of consumers. That’s a shame as Bordeaux lovers should be purchasing it as it is one of the least expensive Cru Classes in the marketplace.” – Robert Parker
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate has never rated a vintage in Margaux more highly than 2005, it was a spectacular year. The too often overlooked Château Boyd-Cantenac produced a terrific wine, a simmering pot of cassis, plum jam, blackberry, cherry chocolate liqueurs, liquorice, toast, cedar wood, tobacco and wildflowers. Parker described it as “powerful and concentrated with full-bodied richness, stunning purity, and a tannic, 40+-second finish.” Now in its drinking window, this is a fantastic Bordeaux to have in the rack for any occasion.
Boyd-Cantenac can trace its history back to 1754, when the estate was established by Jacques Boyd from a family of Belfast traders who originally hailed from Scotland. The Great Depression saw the château sell parts of the property to neighbour Château Margaux, which shows what fine pedigree it has. Since 1932 it has remained the property of the Guillemet family and why this small but mighty Claret remains under the radar is a complete mystery that can only benefit the savvy consumer.£12.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2854806
Style No.: 716111
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