Clos de Bèze Tasting-Mostly Pierre Gelin (Arlequin Wines, San Francisco): Medium red core, faded edge. Smoky, earthy nose. Medium weight, no discernible wood. Slightly sweet cherries with a tart edge and a touch of green. Open and rich, but not overly so. Beautiful harmony, length, and a fine savory finish. In retrospect, the most fruit driven wine of the 4 vintages, but plenty of other things going on. Outstanding and delicious now.
Another Saturday at Knightsbridge - mostly blind (Northbrook, IL): Served double blind. Lush fruit with great sweet spice that made me think this from Vosne. Lush, ripe black cherry on both nose and palate should have made me realize Gevrey. Already showing great balance for such a young Grand Cru, I wouldn't be surprised if this is a great 2009 Grand Cru that barely or never shuts down.