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2012 Domaine Laurent Tribut

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Chablis
ABV 12.5%

Has that cedary woody quality that is so classic old-style Chablis. No fruit descriptors come to mind but it does have fruit, you just can’t give it a name. Old school but well made in that style. Very crisp finish.
16.5 (Dec 2015)

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The 2012 Chablis has a light nose of citrus peel, hints of dried honey and wax: a little straightforward but clean and pure. The palate is balanced with primal grapefruit and spice notes with decent weight coming through on the finish.
86 (Aug 2014)

Strong oyster shell minerality and a note of wet stone on the nose; less fruity than the young 2013 version. Plush, fine-grained and quite dry, with noteworthy, almost 2010-like inner-mouth tension to its flavors of lime, menthol and crushed stone. A rich but classic village wine with a rising back end.
90 (Jul 2014)

A cool and pure nose of sea breeze, floral notes and citrus zest precedes energetic and lightly mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that possess good balance and verve. This is not especially dense but it’s by no means dilute and should reward 3 to 5 years of cellar time. 2016+
87-90

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Laurent Tribut is married to Vincent Dauvissat's sister, Marie Clotilde. When he started he made his wines in the Dauvissat cellar in Chablis, but now this small family-run domaine is based in Poinchy just outside the city limits of Chablis. You could not hope to meet a more charming and mild-mannered man as Laurent. He is a quiet genius, making some of the purest and most wonderful wines in the appellation. With just 6 hectares the quantities are small - but the quality of all his cuvées is extraordinary. Pure, powerfully driven, classically shaped there is more than a passing similarity to the wines of his brother-in-law the head-line grabbing Vincent Dauvissat. Buyers will enjoy these super wines with some time in bottle too - they have a great ability to age and patience will pay off, we recently tasted the 1er Cru Cote de Lechet 2004 with Laurent in his cellar and it was bright, young and full of vigour - more than ten years on. This is brilliant, classic Chablis made by a quiet maestro.

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