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Boyd Cantenac

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On 17 hectares, located in the heart of the siliceous gravels of the Margaux Appellation, these warm, naturally well-drained soils from the Quaternary permit roots to grow deep. Chateau Boyd Cantenac vineyard produces, depending on the vintage, from 45 000 to 90 000 bottles per year.

What we know of as Chateau Boyd Cantenac today was formed in 1754 by Jacques Boyd. Almost five decades passed before the chateau changed hands. At that time it was bought by John L. Brown. The property remained in the family because Brown was a relative of Boyd through marriage.

For a period of time, staring in the late 1800’s, the wines of Chateau Boyd Cantenac ceased to exist, as the harvest was placed into other wines that new owner, Abel Laurent already controlled. Chateau Boyd Cantenac came back into existence in about 1921, under the direction of Marcel Laurent.

Chateau Boyd Cantenac eventually became the property of the Ginestet family, a well known and established family in the Bordeaux wine trade who were famous for owning numerous top Bordeaux estates including Chateau Margaux.

In 1932, the Ginestet family finally sold the remainder of Chateau Boyd Cantenac to Pierre Guillemet. The Guillemet family continue to own and manage both Left Bank chateaux today.

The 17 hectare vineyard of Chateau Boyd Cantenac is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot.
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