Clos de Bèze Tasting-Mostly Pierre Gelin (Arlequin Wines, San Francisco): Pale center, watery rim. Soil and herbal notes, and that curious beetroot scent that always makes me wonder about chaptalization. Light weight. The fruit is hard to pick out yet it has some artificial sweetness and a charred quality (oak?). Quite tannic for its weight, lean back end that is full of earth. Disjointed yet somehow appealing, but it is less of a wine than the 2 younger vintages poured before it.
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