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Chateau Boyd Cantenac 2015

2015 is still deeply coloured. The floral scents, nutty-mellowness distinguish this wine. It is may rougher than the other two Cantenac(Cantenac Brown and Brane Cantenac) but is full-bodied and powerful, though not lack certain Margaux charm. One of the best valued Third Growth from Margaux. Composition is mostly 70% Cabernet Sauvignon with the rest Merlot and a pinch of Cabernet Franc, reflecting very much the style.

International comments are consistent. RP awards 93 Points and writes, ' The 2015 Boyd-Cantenac has plenty of ripe blackcurrants, bilberry and wild strawberry fruit on what feels quite a lavish and voluminous nose that is determined to make an impression. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe tannin. This is a Margaux with the dials turned up to ten - a huge overarching structure lacquered with black fruit, supported by some quality new oak that lends it sheen. It is a powerful Margaux that deserves a decade in bottle, not a wine of finesse but it has the substance to reward long-term bottle age.'

Wine Enthusiast awards 94 Points and comments, ' Dense tannins mark this wine, partnered with black fruit flavours and woody tones. The palate exhibits a good balance between the excellent acidity and a ripe, full structure, finishing fresh. (RV).'

(photo from Google; drawing on 2001 bottle).

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