Arthur Sellers Bulletin Archive
Dear Arthur Sellers Wine Club Member:
Extra Brut 1er Cru - 12.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product # 926625 $52.40/$314.40 for 6
Rosé Brut 1er Cru - 12.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product # 926633 $53.50/$321.00 for 6
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. $67 (note the price in US$!!) - 91/100”
At least $25 less than anything comparable at the LCBO.
2015 Châteauneuf du Pape ‘Les Olivets’ – 14.5% Alc./Vol. $48.75/$292.50 for 6 LCBO Product No. 466267
“The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Olivets is made from 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Cinsault (vines averaging 45 to 65 years of age), aged in foudre, concrete tanks and tronconique tanks, its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a medium to full-bodied, textured red that has lots of red black fruits, roasted garrigue and hints of meatiness, sweet tannin and outstanding length. This is a great vintage for this cuvée that should drink well through 2025.” (90 – 92/100) Jeb Dunnuck, ‘The Wine Advocate’ October, 2017
Please note that the description of this wine on LCBO.com is incorrect at time of writing; however, the price is correct and you will be getting the 2015 Les Olivets.
Many thanks and cheers!
Jim, Hélène and Kate