Very pure and sharply chiseled" - 2015 Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy

Posted by Ian McFadden

Laurent Tribut produced a dead serious collection in 2015.

For the Chablis obsessed, the wines of Laurent Tribut are legendary. The 2015s boldly display what makes Tribut so exciting.

The 2015 vintage delivered wines with plenty of ripeness. Making a wine with the tensile and finely etched quality that you see in Tribut's Chablis is special.

The 2015 Beauroy possesses a textured, stony minerality with a very detailed and clear fruit profile. There's an impressive grip, length and class to the wine. Above all, it offers an impactful presentation of Chablis' unique minerality.

The story here is that Laurent Tribut married Marie-Clotilde Dauvissat, the daughter of René Dauvissat. The Dauvissats purchased choice parcels to give their children to become winemakers, which is the land Laurent and Marie-Clotilde farm.

Tribut was welcomed with open arms to the Dauvissat winemaking process; the two domaines share everything from pickers to printers, and until very recently, Tribut made wines in Dauvissat's cellar.

It's impossible not to detect a kinship between the wines of Tribut and Dauvissat. They possess the same classically structured, deeply complex Chablis minerality, the same intense, sweeping notes of stone fruits, flowers and minerals.

For years, Tribut's wines have been an insider's secret, snapped up by collectors before they saw the light of day. Slowly word has gotten out (the wines are too compelling to remain a secret), but that's only made finding the wines more difficult. We'll likely have to allocate. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best. Happy New Year!

To order, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits