Dear Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club Member:
There are currently seven bottles of the marvellous 2017 Châteauneuf du Pape Prestige from Domaine Roger Sabon languishing at the LCBO French Boutique in Ottawa. I thought it had sold out ages ago and it doesn’t appear on any LCBO report (do they breed the stuff?). Anyway, if you would like some or all of this remarkable wine, please let me know and I will have it transferred to your favourite LCBO store (let me know which one that is). The folks at the store will notify you when it is ready for pick-up and you will pay them at that time.
2017 Châteauneuf du Pape ‘Prestige’ – 15.0% Alc./Vol. $76.15 the bottle LCBO Product No. 657154
Compelling stuff, even tasted next to the Le Secret, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige is 70% Grenache and 20% Syrah, with a smattering of other varieties. Raspberry and garrigue notes lead the way, followed by a full-bodied wine that is incredibly rich and velvety in texture. There's the suggestion of chocolate fudge, but somehow it remains bright and balanced, framed by firm tannins. Rating: 96-98 - Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, August 31st, 2018.
This is just about my favourite Châteauneuf in the world!