The name “Boyd” dates from the middle of the 18th century. The Boyds were an important family of Belfast traders originating from Scotland. In 1754, Lord Jacques Boyd, buys Castelnau de Médoc from Sieur Bernard de Sainvincens to found the famous field of “Boyd-Cantenac”, a classified third growth in 1855. Since 1932, the Winery has been run by the Guillemet family. Lucien Guillemet established the project "Joséphine de Boyd", second wine of the Château.
Château Boyd-Cantenac has vines planted on thin and draining siliceous quarternary gravels. The vines are 25 years age over 17ha. The harvest is done manually with rigorous sorting.
The vinification takes 3 weeks in stainless steel vats. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for 20 months.
A lovely purple-red color. Red fruits flavours for the nose, even with black cherry and blackberry. The mouth is full and elegant, well balanced and gives a generous roundness with smooth tanins. Beautiful and long finich.
Goes great with red meat as beef and duck. When the wine goes older, it is perfect with a filet mingnon pork.