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Date October 11, 2019 
Title 2017 Cuvée Esparza Côtes du Rhône is Back! 

Dear Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club Member:


The LCBO has finally loaded up the remaining bottles of the yummy 2017 Cuvée Esparza Côtes du Rhône on their system and it is now available for purchase.

Please let me know if you would like me to place your orders directly with for you.

2017 Côtes du Rhône ‘Cuvée Esparza’ – Domaine Palon – 16.0% Alc./Vol.  LCBO Product No. 522929   $19.35 the bottle
This is an excellent Côtes-du-Rhone from a a very good year. It is comprised of 69% Grenache, 16% Syrah and 15% Cinsault, all hand-picked and hand-sorted from the Palon’s five acres of vineyards in Vacqueyras (since sold). The yield was only 15 hl/ha! It is a dark and lustrous ruby red with hints of violet. The nose is of pronounced aromas of ripe cherries, plums, black currants, garrigue (the fragrant underbrush of Southern France), smoke, new leather, cassis and a hint of pepper. In the mouth it is very big, round and satisfying with delicate tannins and good length. Served slightly chilled (16°-17°C), it will go splendidly with roasts, grilled meats and medium cheeses. It will keep nicely for three to five years. This is very tasty stuff!

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It would be most sporting if you would pass this note on to anyone you think might be interested in a couple of very, very good Southern Rhônes.

Many thanks and cheers!

Jim, Hélène and Kate