In 1754,the Boyd family left their Irish homeland and came to settle at Cantenac. Jacques Boyd acquires a vineyard and gave it his name. Already well-known and widely exported, Château Boyd-Cantenac was classified as the third wine of Cantenac in 1776 by the wine merchant Labadie, and then third in the classification of 1855. Acquired in 1932, it has belonged to the Guillemet family for 4 generations.
BOYD, Bordeaux by Boyd-Cantenac was created by two men, Lucien Guillemet (Château Boyd-Cantenac, Classified Growth in 1855), and Patrick Bouey (Famille Bouey Vignobles & Châteaux). They imagined together a pleasant, elegant and delicate wine, faithful to their shared values: tradition, savoir-faire and authenticity.
Tasting notes: This elegant wine has an intense dark color. It offers a complex nose of ripe fruits with delicate spicy notes. Tannins are present and expressed with finesse and elegance. The structure combines roundness and aromatic persistence, with licorice, blackberry and black cherry aromas. The balance is perfect between fruity and woody notes. On the finish freshness considerably increases this great wine’s complexity and length.
Grape varieties: 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average age of the vines: 35 years