2014 Château Boyd-Cantenac, Bordeaux Grand Cru Classe 3rd Growth
Ships to: DC, VA, CA, ID, NM, NV
Size: 750 ml
Alcohol: 14% ABV
Grapes: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Region: Bordeaux, France - Margaux AOC
The 2015 blend from the very beginnning, the Merlots were very round, up front with nice fruit, mature, good concentration but relatively simple, which is often the case on our gravely soils. The Petit Verdots were massive, while the Cabernets showed finesse, with intense and delicate aromas, good acidity, from start to finish. The Cabernet Francs were, as they often are, seductive.
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.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a red grape varietal known for its thick, durable skin, and the vine’s resistance to the elements. After the birth of the grape, the Cabernet Sauvignon varietal began to be adopted in parts of France by winemakers searching for more durable plants that were relatively easy to grow, and the grape found its champion in the region of Bordeaux.
Merlot is a dark blue-colored wine grape variety, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. Merlot grapes are identified by their loose bunches of large berries. The color has less of a blue/black hue than Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and with a thinner skin and fewer tannins per unit volume. Merlot grapes tend to have a higher sugar content and lower malic acid.
Cabernet Sauvignon is an amazing food wine. Pair with:
- Braised Beef Short Ribs
- Beef Tenderloin & Blackberry Dressing
- Grilled Steak with Salsa Verde
- Asian BBQ Lamb Ribs
- Roasted Duck Breast
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