| Wine Advocate 90 points (May 2015)
Tasted blind at Farr Vintners Kumeu/White Burgundy tasting. The 2010 Chassagne Montrachet Champ Gain from Michel Niellon has a lucid silver/straw color. The bouquet is well balanced and quite complex with a light hazelnut and smoke scent developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, quite angular tannin. This is an edgy, almost Muscadet-like Chassagne with a strong marine/saline element dominating the finish. Still youthful, it will need another 2-3 years in bottle.