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Château Boyd-Cantenac

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2018 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 90

Earth and forest aromatics coincide with a medium-body, soft palate and a tobacco leaf, herb and red fruit finish. 89-91 Pts

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2017 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 88

One of the more uncommon Classified Growths from Margaux, the wine is medium bodied and rather classic in nature. The fruit is bright and there is a dusty quality to the red berry finish.

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2016 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 91

Fresh with dark red berries, smoke, earth and forest floor notes, this wine has firm tannins, which need at least five years to further soften and develop.

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2015 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 91

Sweet fresh, fruits, floral accents, freshness and a medium bodied, polished, silky, inviting blackberry and cassis finish. 90 - 92 Pts

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2014 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 88

Medium-bodied with a bright cassis and floral character, this wine ends on a crisp, red-berried note. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 89

Cedar chest and cassis aromas and earthy, soft black cherries are found in the finish. 88-90 Pts

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2010 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 91

Deep in color, with ample blackberry, earth and hints of floral character, the polished, wine offers freshness, flavor and ripe tannins in the long finish.

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2009 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 91

Like many 2009 Bordeaux wines, this is opulent, soft, polished and forward, with freshness and sweetness in the fruit. There is a touch too much oak, but that should in time fade into the all the sweet berries. This should be even better with a few years in the cellar. 2009 in Bordeaux is so good from top to bottom, it's silly. In fact, in Margaux, which is normally not the most consistent appellation, almost everyone seems to have made really good wine.

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2008 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 87

Tight, tannic and tough, with a fresh, dark red berry character, the wine is quite tannic for its depth and because of those drying tannins, this is on the stern side for a Margaux wine.

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2006 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 91

This is one of the more obscure Classified Growths from Margaux. I seldom see it. But tasting the 2006, makes me want to know it a bit better. Soft, round and open, with sweet, ripe fruits, earth, thyme, luscious black cherries to round this off. All that, and the wine is fairly priced too.

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Better on the nose, with its floral, earthy, black raspberry nose, than on the medium bodied, cherry and black raspberry, tannic finish. I'd give this a few more years to develop, but this is not going to be a miracle in the bottle wine that changes all that much with age.

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2005 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 91

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.

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2004 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 90

This is a wine a seldom see. Perhaps that’s a mistake based on the elegant, tobacco, cherry, earth and floral charms in this wine. Instead of concentration, there is a finesse and softness that makes it a pleasure to drink.

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2000 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 91

Nice wine here. Silky, elegant soft and with some polish to the tannins. The sweet, red fruits, earth, tobacco and floral characteristics are easy to find. Medium bodied and refined, this is drinking quite nice today.

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1996 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 85

Full mature with an austere character, the wine is medium bodied, bright and quite fresh in the finish. The is much better on the nose than the palate.

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1995 Château Boyd-Cantenac  (Margaux) 86

Medium-bodied, classically styled, slightly rustic, fully developed, slightly austere wine, offering notes of tobacco, cedar, forest leaf and bright red fruits.

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