Troisième Cru Classé - Margaux

Château Boyd-Cantenac is a wine estate located in Margaux in Gironde. The Boyd-Cantenac estate extends over 17 hectares of vines and produces 80,000 bottles a year. It is classified Troisième Cru Classé in the official 1855 Bordeaux wine classification.


What are the specificities of Château Boyd-Cantenac?

The Château Boyd-Cantenac was founded in 1754 by Jacques Boyd. Nearly five decades passed before the château changed hands. At the time, it was bought by John L. Brown.

For some time, starting in the late 1800s, the wines of the Château Boyd Cantenac ceased to exist because the harvest was placed in other wines that the new owner already controlled. The Château Boyd-Cantenac came back into existence around 1921, under the direction of Marcel Laurent. After changing owners many times, the wine estate is now managed by Lucien Guillemet.


The winery offers wine tasting of a wine made from different grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
  • Merlot 25%
  • Cabernet Franc 8%
  • Petit Verdot 8%


A priori, the vintage should be a wine of all virtues: its judicious planting on sandy-gravelly soil should give Cabernet Sauvignon all its capacity for expression. Moreover, the production of the last twenty years has been limited to 35 hectolitres per hectare in order to obtain a very precise wine.

The château Boyd-Cantenac applies a great deal of rigour during the harvest, with three stages of sorting and with 80% new barrels for ageing. These efforts have borne fruit and give birth to great Margaux wines.

In order to raise the quality of its Grand Vin, the estate also produces a Second Wine, Jacques Boyd, which takes its name from the original owner of the Château.

Best vintages of Château Boyd-Cantenac: 2009, 2005, 2004, 2010, 2001, 2018


This is a superb wine from the Margaux appellation! 


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