Arthur Sellers Bulletin Archive
Dear Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club Member:
I want to give you a heads up about the remaining quantities of the Champagne Forget-Brimont 1er Cru Brut and 1er Cru Rosé Brut as well as the 2016 Domaine Giuliani Châteauneuf du Pape. They are in short supply and their replacements are bound to cost about five dollars more due to winery price increases and the miserable state of our dollar against the euro. Quantities shown are those available at LCBO.com at time of writing.
If you would like me to order for you, just send me an email telling me what you would like and I'll be pleased to order it from the LCBO for you. Just let me know if you want it delivered to your door by Canada Post ($12) or sent at no cost to your preferred LCBO store (please tell me which one that is). Then send us a cheque or an electronic funds transfer (I'll confirm the amount after ordering).
Brut 1er Cru – 12.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product # 926617 Only $47.05 the bottle - 21 bottles available
Here’s what Alison Napjus said about it in the December 31, 2012 edition of the ‘Wine Spectator’ – “Firm and focused by racy acidity, this is lightly chalky in texture, offering tightly knit flavors of ripe Gala apple, anise, black currant candy, fresh ginger and biscuit. Fine balance. $63 (wow, note the price – US$!!) – 91/100”. Robert Parker rated it a 90!
And, it costs much less than you would pay for regular mass-marketed Champagne. Here are some examples of the prices of ordinary Champagne currently available at the LCBO (not a 1er Cru in the bunch, let alone one with Grand Cru juice as well):
Rosé Brut 1er Cru - 12.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product # 926633 Just $52.15 the bottle - 37 bottles available
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”
2015 Domaine Giuliani Châteauneuf du Pape - 15.0% Alc./Vol. LCBO Product No. 492321 $42.75 the bottle - Amazingly, 7 bottles available
Please let everyone you know about the availability of these fine wines. They are sure to go quickly.
Jim, Hélène and Kate