2005 Château Boyd-Cantenac Margaux Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2005 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 92

Medium/full-bodied, the wine is expressive aromatically with its blend of dried flowers, red currants, and tobacco. There is some rusticity in the tannins which adds to the classically made style produced here. This is drinking well today, and it has a long future to look forward to, with at least another 15-20 more years of drinkability. 92 Points

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With deep color, the wine offers a beautiful perfume of licorice, flowers, cassis, oak and earth. Full bodied, rich and concentrated, the supple wine ends with a long, round, cassis, spice and red plum filled finish. Give it a few more years to soften and come together. 91 Points

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When to Drink Chateau Boyd Cantenac, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Boyd Cantenac can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-2 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Boyd Cantenac is usually better with at least 5-9 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Boyd Cantenac offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-20 years of age after the vintage

Serving Chateau Boyd Cantenac with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Boyd Cantenac is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Boyd Cantenac is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Boyd Cantenac is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as a wide variety of hard and soft cheeses.