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Château Boyd-Cantenac

The winery is located in the municipality of Cantenac in the Margaux region of the Médoc (Bordeaux). It was founded in 1754 by the Irish-born Jacques Boyd. Later it was divided into two wineries. The English wine merchant and painter James-Lewis Brown married into the family and bought the entire property in 1806. He called the larger part Château Cantenac Brown. Brown went bankrupt in 1840, in this context the property went to a banker under the name "Boyd". In 1860 the first smaller one was bought by the wine merchant Armand Lalande and operated under the name Château Boyd-Cantenac. After several changes of ownership, it has been owned by the Guillemet family since 1932, who also own Château Pouget. In the 1855 Bordeaux classification, the estate was awarded third place (Troisième Cru Classé). The vineyards cover 16 hectares and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (7%) and Petit Verdot (6%). This extremely long-lasting red wine, which can be stored for decades, matures for 12 to 24 months in 75% new barriques. The second wine is called "Jacques Boyd" in homage to its founder.

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