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Jacques Boyd 2013

Margaux, France


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Grape Variety
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc & 4% Petit Verdot

Wine Style
Red – Savory and Classic


Tasting Notes
Cassis, ripe red fruit, cedar and tobacco.

Taste: Generous and smooth on the palate with excellent intensity and flavours of black ripe fruit, cassis and roasted coffee. Superbly balanced with sweet fruit, dry silky tannins and bright, cherry-like acidity. Cellaring Potential: 5-8 years.

Boyd-Cantenac are one of the most esteemed producers in Margaux. The estate makes this as a “second wine” from vines that undergo the same painstaking treatment to ensure low yields of high-quality fruit. The fruit is picked and sorted entirely by hand allowing a selection of the best fruit for use in the wine. The wine is fermented in inert containers and left to macerate on skins for a further 8-30 days after fermentation depending on the vintage. The wine is then aged in oak barrels (30-50% new) for between 12 and 24 months and racked when it has reached an optimum maturity. The blend is usually about two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, and one third Merlot with a token amount of Cabernet Franc. It is released as one of the more opulent, and forward wines of any vintage and meant to be approachable relatively young. Never disappointing and a rather well-kept secret we think.

Second label of Chateau Boyd-Cantenac

Food Suggestions: Beef and Venison. Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Poultry. Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, grilled lamb, game, aged cheese.

When to Drink: 2019-2023

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