Château Devise D'Ardilley AOC Haut-Médoc Red - Technical sheet

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Château Devise D'Ardilley

AOC Haut-Médoc Red

Château Devise D'Ardilley was created in 1991. It has modern winemaking facilities and vine plots which have gradually been grouped together and replanted. The estate was bought in 2000 by Madeleine and Jacques Philippe, realising a personal dream: born in the Bordeaux area, Madeleine wanted to return to her roots, while Philippe, a qualified engineer having pursued a career with a major services company, wanted to become a winegrower. Their dream became a reality and the wine obtained Cru Bourgeois status in the 2003 classification.

Technical sheets

  • 2008

    VINTAGE 2008

    TASTING NOTES

    The winner of the highly prestigious and much-coveted Coupe des Crus Bourgeois, which places it at the top of the hierarchy, this 2008 is a remarkable deep garnet shade and displays an expressive bouquet – proof of perfectly ripe grapes and excellent craftsmanship. Notes of blackcurrant and blackberry with subtle hints of vanilla can be detected. The rich, creamy palate leaves one in no doubt as to its cellaring potential, its concentration, well-integrated tannins and lingering finish all denoting perfect balance. A succulent wine to look forward to.

    AGEING

    Ready for drinking from 2012 /2013 and for many years after that.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Winner of Trophy - COUPE DES CRUS BOURGEOIS DU MEDOC 2008
    3* DECANTER

  • 2010

    VINTAGE 2010

    TASTING NOTES

    A superb deep garnet hue, this 2010 will charm even the most demanding wine-lovers with its generous bouquet of red fruit and spice and its hint of toastiness, as well as its concentrated palate which expresses all the richness of this great terroir. The elegant tannins are harmoniously enveloped in creamy, ripe extract, imparting fine length and promising to age beautifully in the bottle.

    AGEING

    Drinking well from 2013, a wine for special occasions to savour with a fine piece of grilled meat, for example!

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    - 1* - Guide Hachette 2014

  • 2011

    VINTAGE 2011

    TASTING NOTES

    A beautiful, profoundly coloured wine with ruby tints, the bouquet one of black berried fruit (ripe blackcurrant) with underlying spice and elegant oak. The frank, velvety front of palate opens up to reveal a full and sensual mid-palate, beautifully balanced and superbly chewy, with rich aromatic expression. The equally harmonious finish confirms this wine's ageing potential. Another great achievement from this prestigious appellation.

    AGEING

    To drink from 2014. Can be kept for several years.

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    86/100 - Robert Parker - Wine Advocate 2014
    1* - Guide Hachette des Vins 2015