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Date October 27, 2017 
Title Just 18 Bottles Of Champagne Forget-Brimont 1er Cru Rosé Remain! 
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Dear Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club Member:

Tasting with the Palons
All but three cases of Champagne Forget-Brimont Rosé Brut 1er Cru remain from our initial 140 six-bottle case trial with and the LCBO Ottawa French Boutique. However, we must sell those remaining three cases before November 14th or the LCBO threatens to destroy them or send them back to the winery (we would never let that happen, of course). So, if you’ve been thinking about ordering a case or two, now’s the time.  

Currently On Order

We are quite pleased with this new distribution method and have decided to soldier on. Our second order for Champagne Forget-Brimont that includes Brut 1er Cru, Rosé Brut 1er Cru, Extra Brut 1er Cru and 2006 Millésime Brut 1er Cru is about to arrive at the LCBO warehouses and should be available for all by the end of November. We’ll let you know as soon as they are listed.

We have also placed an order with Domaine Roger Sabon for their 2016 Rhône By Roger Sabon, 2016 Lirac By Roger Sabon (we recently had a bottle of the 2007 vintage – sheer ambrosia), 2016 Renaissance Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc, 2015 Les Olivets (90-92 Wine Advocate), 2015 Réserve (93-95 WA), 2015 Prestige (93-95 WA) and 2015 Le Secret des Sabon (94-96 WA). We tried them all from the cask. They are terrific. They should be here by year’s end.

The superb 2015s and 2016s from Domaine Palon and Domaine Giuliani will be on order soon.

Currently Available from (Six-bottle Cases):

I’ll be pleased to order for you. Just get in touch with me and I’ll do the rest.

Note, the ‘La Soif’ Rosé and Champagne Forget-Brimont Brut 1er Cru have sold out (but more of the latter is on its way).

Rosé Brut 1er Cru - 12.0% Alc./Vol.   LCBO Product # 926633         $52.80/$316.80 for 6

Rosé Brut 1er CruThis is the Champagne for those most festive occasions. It is also an ideal apéritif. Its rose colour comes from adding a touch of red wine from Brouzy to the Forget-Brimont reserve cuvée. The grape composition is 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay (Premier and Grand Cru grapes only!). In the glass the beautiful light salmon colour provides an ideal backdrop for its steady stream of tiny bubbles. At least $25 less than anything comparable at the LCBO.

Alison Napjus had this to say about it in the November 15, 2012 edition of the ‘Wine Spectator’ – “This offers lovely balance, a finely detailed texture and delicate acidity that focuses the subtle flavors of ripe plum, wild strawberries, and melon fruit. A hint of almond-tinged financier and mineral notes add complexity. $67 (note the price in US$!!) - 91/100At the moment, only 3 cases remain.


Please pass this note on to friends, family, neighbours, casual acquaintances, heck even total strangers. Their taste buds will thank you for it (and I will too!).

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Many thanks and cheers!

Jim, Hélène and Kate