Arthur Sellers Bulletin Archive
Dear Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club Member:
Wondering what wines to serve with your Thanksgiving meal (or with the leftovers given the time left to order)? Here are some suggestions currently available via LCBO.com. Per usual, I’d be happy to order for you. Just let me know what you’d like and to what LCBO store you would like it delivered.
2016 Dom. Giuliani Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc ‘Cuvée Flora’ - 14.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492347 $40.50
2016 Dom. Roger Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc ‘Renaissance’ – 14.0% Alc./Vol. $53.60
LCBO Product No. 466259
2016 Domaine Palon Vacqueyras Rouge – 15.0% Alc./Vol.
LCBO Product No. 479377 $29.95 per bottle
2016 Domaine Palon Gigondas Rouge – 15.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 479393
$32.95 per bottle
This elegant Gigondas is made from 79% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 6% Mourvèdre hand-picked from seven hectares of vines averaging well over fifty years of age. The Syrah and Mourvèdre are aged for twelve months in new oak casks. It is a pure purple with a lustrous sheen and offers up pronounced aromas of blackberries, black cherry jam, pepper, roasted coffee beans, garrigue, pepper, clove and licorice. It is surprisingly big and velvety in the mouth with gentle tannins and a long, perfumed finish. I’d like to see another six months to a year on it to get everything in proper balance. Served just below room temperature, this most impressive wine will go perfectly with magrets de canard, wild game, roasts and medium cheeses. I’d decant it for at least an hour before drinking. It will cellar well for ten to fifteen years.
It would be really spiffy if you would pass this note on to anyone you think would like some Thanksgiving wine recommendations.
Many thanks and cheers!
Jim, Hélène and Kate