The 2015 Boyd-Cantenac has plenty of ripe blackcurrant, bilberry and wild strawberry fruit on what feels quite a lavish and voluminous nose that is determined to make an impression. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe tannin. This is a Margaux with the dials turned up to ten - a huge overarching structure lacquered with black fruit, supported by some quality new oak that lends it sheen. It is a powerful Margaux that deserves a decade in bottle, not a wine of finesse but it has the substance to reward long-term bottle age.
This is quite a seriously structured wine for a Margaux and it needs until at least 2020 for the strident tannins, crisp acidity and generous black fruit to marry fully. The typical long, clean finish of the vintage for this appellation comes through.