La Croix de Boyd-Cantenac

A selection of Château Boyd-Cantenac

3rd Grand Cru Classé in 1855


Lucien Guillemet


The estate

Amongst the vines of Château Boyd-Cantenac in the noble Margaux terroir, a stone cross stands proudly, an emblem of the estate and keeper of the ancestral memory of this vineyard, which has always produced fabulous wines year in, year out. The cross bears the magnificent engraving “Heureux celui qui croit” (He who believes shall be happy), as if to encourage the land to produce an even better wine each year, and to implore the heavens to show generosity to the vines.

In 1754, the Boyd family left their Irish homeland and came to settle at Cantenac. Château Boyd-Cantenac was born. It was not until 1932 that the Guillemet family, still the owners, bought the vineyard.

If Château Boyd-Cantenac, 1855 Grand Cru Classé, charms by its subtlety, elegance and suppleness, the estate’s selection, La Croix de Boyd-Cantenac, boasts similar qualities. Lighter and fruitier, La Croix de Boyd-Cantenac is made with grapes from vine plots that are younger yet just as rich and promising as their elders.

The wine

Vintage 2009 : A feminine wine with an intense red colour, offering a generous bouquet in which the aromas of vanilla and black fruit stand out. Supple and silky tannins for this well-structured, balanced wine.

Vintage 2010 : Deep red in colour, this feminine wine has a generous bouquet dominated by lightly smoky vanilla notes and forest fruits: cherry and blueberry.The tannins are supple and very silky, giving a structured, balanced 2010 vintage.


Grape varieties

62% Cabernet Sauvignon
34% Merlot
4% Petit Verdot


Siliceous Graves thin and drain of antique quaternary


10 hectares

Average age of vines

22 years


7,800 vines per hectare


Manual harvesting with sorting table


12 months

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Ratings - harvest 2009

Jacques Dupont................................................15,5/20

Ratings - harvest 2010