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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac Margaux 2016

Chateau Boyd-Cantenac
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(Grand Cru Classe) This wine is very harmonious, elegant and aromatic rather than powerful, which is characteristic of traditional MARGAUX wines. Boyd Cantenac and nearby Chateau Pouget have been owned by the well known Guillemet family since the early 1930s, but sadly it does not seem to deserve its third growth status as it appears to be an inconsistent estate. The density of plantation is 10,000 vines per hectare with plantings of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot. 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.