Chateau Boyd-Cantenac 2008
- Bordeaux Blend Red
- Red Wine
"the potentially outstanding 2008 exhibits a deep plum/purple color, elevated tannins and a more masculine style than most vintages. Good weight and purity along with hints of licorice, underbrush, black currants and subtle smoky oak are found in this firm effort." - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Chateau Boyd-Cantenac is a wine producer situated in the Margaux appellation on the left bank of Bordeaux. The estate's Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant grand vin was awarded 3rd growth status in the 1855 Classification of Medoc. The history of the chateau dates back to 1754 when Jacques Boyd purchased the estate and gave his name to the vineyard. The Boyd family came to Bordeaux from Belfast in the 17th Century and were originally in the trade of commerce, international relations and emigration. The estate was acquired by John Lewis Brown in 1806 and was later purchased by the current proprietors, the Guillemet family, in 1932.