avant-première du n°41 de « Terre de Vins » (en kiosques le 11 mai) qui comportera un grand dossier dégustation consacré aux
Primeurs 2015. Dans les coups de coeur de la rédaction Château Boyd-Cantenac!
On ressent la patte de Lucien Guillemet qui recherche l’acidité, la structure et cette noble rusticité que donnent les 6% de petit verdot.
C’est signé, c’est un vin qui a une identité, toujours à mille lieux des cuvées technologiques. Tant mieux.
Boyd-Cantenac 3ème CC Lucien Guillemet, propriétaire de Boyd-Cantenac et Pouget, et vinificateur : « Les conditions étaient superbes pour le cabernet qui aime mûrir lentement et dans la fraîcheur.Je crains cependant que beaucoup de vins ne tiennent pas dans le temps du fait du manque d'acidité. »
81 % cabernet-sauvignon, 11 % merlot, 6 % petit-verdot, 2% cabernet franc.
Note: 17 - Moka, boisé toasté, des notes truffées, tanins présents sans dureté, solide, bien tramé.
O : 2022 G : 20 ans
"What about 2015 ?
After April and May rather dry (May received half of the normal rainfall for this month), bloom, beginning on May 24th, occured with favourable weather, dry and sunny. June also was then dry and sunny too, so that the berries are rather small. All in all, weather circumstances have so far been perfect..."
Masters of Wine, Vintage 2011. Tasted in London november 2016 the 3rd.
Very deep ruby colour, youthful. Overt with notes of cassis, blackberries, mocca and sweet spices. Aromas are inviting, modern with attractive toasty notes. Dry, tannins are ripe, round and a little gritty at this stage requiring a bit of time. The wine is inviting displaying sophisticated texture and balanced alcohol .
Le 2011 de Château Boyd-Cantenac vient de recevoir un Coup de Coeur du Guide Hachette, à paraître à l'automne. Année après année, nous sommes heureux de contribuer à la définition du plaisir de déguster les grands Margaux, tout en finesse, et d'apporter du plaisir, à un haut niveau, aux amateurs !
Here in Margaux, maturation of the 2014 grapes is now well under way; with the veraison having started around July 18th, it is now possible to take a first look at the coming harvest.
In terms of volume, possible accidents aside, this year's yield should be around average, as opposed to 2013 which was closer to half the normal harvest.
How does 2014 compare qualitatively?
Overall, Spring 2014 was mild but a cold spell caused noticeable shatter (flower abortion) in some of the early-flowering merlots. Weather then improved and June was generally dry and warm. Even if the first half of July was cool and rainy, ideal dry and sunny weather returned, including three days above 30°C. According to current weather forecasts, these conditions will be with us at least through the end of July.
The grapes, which are average in size, sometimes larger, are on on long clusters which should prove relatively resistant to botrytis; this in turn should allow us to wait the time necessary to harvest the individual vineyard blocks at the optimum moment of grape maturity.
« So far, so good » one might be tempted to say. It is, of course, still too early to predict the final quality of the 2014 vintage, which will now depend mainly on the ripening conditions during August, September and the first half of October. However, if the weather continues to be favorable, with north winds like the ones we've had up to now, 2014 could well be on its way to becoming an excellent vintage!
Margaux, July 28th
Having long been concerned with the importance of conserving energy (no air conditioning in any of our buildings, natural insulation of the cellars, temperature control of our fermenting tanks by exterior water evaporation) we have now just completed the installation of roof solar panels capable of producing three times our electrical needs.
Futures Tastings in Bordeaux, 1st week in April
The first week of April saw the majority of the famous Bordeaux futures tastings. Everyone could get an idea of the quality of the vintage and position themselves in relation to the numerous views and reviews that have been heard and published.
The vintage will be without a doubt uneven and success will depend, as always, on the quality of the terroirs, the quality of the vineyard work and each winemaker's discernment. For this 2013 vintage, a special mention must be added for the means used. Indeed, this vintage, greatly reduced in volume due to excessive flower shatter, particularly in the Merlot, required enormous work throughout the summer to secure healthy and ripe grapes at the time of harvest.
We are particularly pleased with our blends, which currently show beautiful, young color, pure aromas of very ripe fruit, excellent balance on the palate and amazing silkiness.