Arthur Sellers Bulletin Archive
Dear Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club Member:
The following wines are currently available at LCBO.com. The first three can be purchased by the bottle, the remaining seven only in six-bottle cases. The quantities shown are at the time of writing. The details of each wine will be found at LCBO.com (except for the two Palon wines - not posted yet - so I have included the datils here). Two additional Palon beauties, the Vacqueyras Rouge and Gigondas Rouge should be posted any day. I’ll let you know when they are.
Per usual, I’d be happy to order for you; just send me a note to tell me what you would like.
We have been promised by the LCBO that all these wines will eventually be sold by the bottle. However, the LCBO’s process of converting from by-the-case sales to by-the-bottle sales is a random and glacial one. To add to the merriment, when new stock of an exisiting wine arrives, it is automatically sold by-the case, even if it was previously sold by-the-bottle. The whole process is in the throes of severe growing pains; but, when it works, customers seem to really like it. Much patience is required.
BY THE BOTTLE
Non-vintage 1er Cru Brut – Champagne Forget-Brimont - 12.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 926617 $48.35 the bottle
Only 11 bottles remain at this old price; it will be sure to increase when the new stock arrives due to the weakening of our dollar against the Euro.
2015 Domaine Roger Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape ‘Les Olivets’ – 14.5% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 466267 $48.75 the bottle
54 bottles remain. Rated 90 – 92 by Jeb Dunnuck, the ‘Wine Advocate’.
2015 Domaine Roger Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape ‘Réserve’ – 14.5% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 466283 $57.95 the bottle
Only 10 bottles remain. Rated 93 -95 by Jeb Dunnuck, the ‘Wine Advocate’.
BY THE 6-BOTTLE CASE
Non-vintage 1er Cru Rosé Brut – Champagne Forget-Brimont - 12.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 926633 $55.60/$333.60 per 6 bottle case
10 cases remain.
2016 ‘Les Notes de Louis’ Côtes du Rhône – Domaine Giuliani - 15.5% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492313 $19.30/$115.80 per 6 bottle case
11 cases remain.
2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge – Domaine Giuliani - 15.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492321 $42.75/$256.50 per 6 bottle case
19 cases remain.
2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge ‘Les Galets Jeanne’ – Domaine Giuliani - 14.5% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492339 $52.00/$312.00 per 6 bottle case
5 cases remain of this premium Châteauneuf du Pape, (produced only in top vintages).
2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc ‘Cuvée Flora’ – Domiane Giuliani - 14.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492347 $40.50/$243.00 per 6 bottle case
7 cases remain of this glorious white Châteauneuf du Pape
2016 Côtes du Rhône ‘Cuvée Esparza’ – Domaine Palon – 16.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 479369 $20.90/$125.40 per 6 bottle case
2016 Vacqueyras ‘Blanc du Bary’ – Domaine Palon - 13.5% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 479385 $28.75/$172.50 per 6 bottle case
That’s it for now.
Jim, Hélène and Kate