I always find the Champs Gains to be the most awkward wine in the range, upon release. Higher, exposed vineyards, tend to need a little extra time in bottle to fully integrate. This year is different. The wine is richer than usual, and the vineyard’s acidity is woven into the wine, offering a seamless flow. It’s very bright, with some spicy oak, citrus, grapefruit and peach. For my money, this is the best Champs Gains ever made.