Wine of the Day: Chateau Devise d’Ardilley Haut-Medoc 2010 – 6-29-16

Chateau Devise d’Ardilley, Haut-Medoc 2010 750ML ($29.95) Buy Now: $24 special

Chateau Devise d'Ardilley, Haut-Medoc 2010

Chateau Devise d’Ardilley, Haut-Medoc 2010

Bordeaux’s Haut-Médoc doesn’t play the futures game like down in Pauillac or Margaux, but the 2010 Devise d’Ardilley does give you options: drink now, or cellar for a few more years. The 2010 Left Bank vintage impressed the critics with its ripe, healthy fruit, evolved tannins, and crisp acidity. Today, the 2010 Devise d’Ardilley sits between youth and maturity. While still on the fruit, the wine’s edges have softened. Plenty of tannic grip remains, but the developing bouquet of blueberries, currants, and earthy spice evolves nicely en carafe. Why not drink now while the markets are on edge?  – Daniel

Wine Enthusiast–Editors’ Choice 91 points: “From a small estate, this big, ripe and fruity wine has swathes of black fruits to go with the dark, brooding tannins. Very broad and fruity, the wine is always likely to be structured. Drink from 2017.”