This wine displays plenty of red fruits in its lively, fresh character.
Wine Advocate 90 points - Game, leather, wood smoke, cocoa powder, caramel, and creme de cassis mark the nose and of Ambroiseís 2008 Nuits St.-Georges Clos des Argillieres (which I last tasted assembled from tank), then collaborate for a palate-staining and ultimately surprisingly bright impression. There is a load of fresh sap drawn from somewhere despite the combination of liqueur-like dark berry sweetness; formidably dense if fine tannins; and strongly torrifactive notes from barrel. Pungently smoky and rather austerely stony elements add to the formidable and multifarious intensity of the finish. This should be worth following for 12-15 years. (Jun 2010)