Dark and dense with complex aromas of fruit and spices. After some years in bottle comes the bouquet of advanced aromas to enhance the pleasure of the tasting. In the mouth, the entry is often straightforward, then comes a mouthfilling volume, ending with ripe tannins assuring excellent aging capability. The general balance is always elegant, more aromatic than powerful, carateristic of the traditional Margaux wines.
The wines of Chateau Boyd-Cantenac accompany wonderfully well a great many dishes including cheese entrees, grilled and roasted meats, fish in red wine sauce, cheeses (avoid blue cheeses and strong flavoured cheeses).
"Offers loads of toasty oak and very ripe fruit, with hints of coffee and tobacco. Dark, full-bodied, rich and round, with beautifully textured tannins. Very long and caressing. Best after 2013. 6,000 cases made."
"This chateau, which is often under the radar (production is only 5,500-6,000 cases), has fashioned a terrific, inky/blue/purple-hued 2005 with a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers, creme de cassis, pain grille, and blueberries. Powerful and concentrated with full-bodied richness, stunning purity, and a tannic, 40+-second finish, this beauty requires patience. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030+."
The Wine Advocate