February 3, 2019 - Decanted at the restaurant. Rich ripe cherry on the nose, more cherry and spice on the palate. A smooth glide from lip to throat, charm and balance combined with plenty of power--but drying tannins on the finish suggested that it's not quite ready to drink yet.
June 17, 2018 - Nice fruit and somewhat in balance for such a young wine. While I recommend waiting another 5-10 years, it wasn’t a terrible sin opening. Think this wine will be around 92-93 points when it hits the plateau.
August 27, 2015 - 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.
May 24, 2015 - Cherry, strawberry, hint of leather, mushroom, spice; fruit-filled, cascading, medium-long finish, some tannins; too fruity, too young, and, in the case of this particular bottle, likely heat damaged, with too strong a sense of stewed fruits
November 10, 2012 - K&L Hollywood Burgundy Tasting (K&L Wines, Hollywood): Woodland mushrooms. Dark berry. Toasty. Higher in acidity. Some tannins.
June 9, 2012 - 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.