Arthur Sellers Bulletin Archive
Dear Arthur's Cellar Wine Club Member:
The 2015 and 2016 wines from Châteauneuf du Pape are truly terrific. And those crafted by Domaine Roger Sabon and Domaine Giuliani are among the very best. Now that you can order them all by the bottle from LCBO.com, you can create your own Châteauneuf du Pape mixed six-pack by ordering one of each listed below. I’ll be happy to order them for you; just let me know what you’d like and to which LCBO store you’d like them shipped.
White Châteauneuf du Pape
The white wines from Châteauneuf du Pape are a rare treasure indeed and we have two of them available for you from the superb 2016 vintage:
2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc ‘Renaissance’ – 14.0% Alc./Vol. $53.60/$321.6 for 6 LCBO Product No. 466259
2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc ‘Cuvée Flora’ - 14.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492347 $40.50 per bottle
Red Châteauneuf du Pape
The following four red Châteauneuf du Pape from the excellent 2015 vintage are true classics. Decant them several hours before enjoying now or salt them away for future savouring.
2015 Châteauneuf du Pape ‘Les Olivets’ – 14.5% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 466267 $48.75 per bottle
“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
2015 Châteauneuf du Pape ‘Réserve’ – 14.5% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 466283 $57.95 per bottle
I would give this marvellous Châteauneuf a couple of years before broaching and expect it to evolve wonderfully for the next fifteen years or so.
2015 Domaine Giuliani Ch.9 Rouge – 15.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492321 $42.75 per bottle
2015 Domaine Giuliani Ch.9 'Les Galets Jeanne' - 14.5% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492339 $52.00 per bottle
Check out all our fine wines that are available at LCBO.com by going to our homepage.
If you know any fanciers of superb Châteauneuf du Pape from great vintages, we would really appreciate it if you would pass this note on to them.
Many thanks and cheers!
Jim, Hélène and Kate