2005 chateau boyd-cantenac 3eme cru classe, margaux
Why We're Buying
There’s more to Margaux than Château Margaux. Take Château Boyd-Cantenac, for instance. The grand vin is overflowing with ripe fruit flavors and notes of tobacco and coffee. Combine that with a dazzling purity and deep punchiness, and it’s easy to see why the 5,500 to 6,000 annual cases don't last long.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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+.
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.