Arthur Sellers Bulletin Archive
Dear Arthur's Cellar Wine Club Member:
Here’s the latest count of our wines that are currently available on LCBO.com!
Per usual, I d be pleased to order for you. Just let me know what you would like and to which LCBO store you would like it sent.
From Domaine Giuliani :
2018 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc "Cuvée Flora" - 14.0% Alc./Vol. $43.90 the bottle LCBO Product No. 790899
12 bottles available
This refreshing white from Domaine Giuliani is made from equal parts Grenache Blanc and Clairette. The grapes are hand-picked (as they are for all of the Giuliani Châteauneuf du Pape). It is a pale straw colour with golden notes. The nose is full of perfume, roasted almonds, spices and grilled bread. In the mouth these scents are joined by honey and chestnut cream. It is a rich, full, beautifully balanced wine with gentle acidity and surprising length. This most pleasant white will pair wonderfully with fish and meats in cream sauce, medium cheeses and all by itself as an apéritif. It is drinking well now (do decant) and will continue to do so for several years.
2017 Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge - 15.5% Alc./Vol. $40.85 the bottle LCBO Product No. 790881
2 bottles available
The 2017 (a superb vintage) Domaine Giuliani Châteauneuf du Pape is crafted from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre - from vines averaging over fifty years of age. It is a deep brick red colour and offers up aromas of strawberry and raspberry jam, cherries, cassis, dark chocolate, garrigue and Provençal herbs. In the mouth it is full, ample and quite divine. This magnificent Ch.9 simply screams out for a gigot d agneau or prime rib of beef. You could drink it now, but be sure to give it a few hours in a decanter; it will last for a decade or more in a storage unit or cellar.
From Domaine Roger Sabon:
2018 Châteauneuf du Pape "Les Olivets" - 15.0% Alc./Vol. $45.30 the bottle LCBO Product No. 775783
10 bottles available
Forward and supple, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Olivets (from Domaine Roger Sabon) looks to be another fine success, perhaps in a slightly plusher, more easy-drinking style. Blueberries and raspberries mingle on the nose and palate of this full-bodied, silky textured wine, finishing warm and lush. Rating: 91-93 Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, August, 2019.
2018 Châteauneuf du Pape "Prestige" - 15.0% Alc./Vol. $79.60 the bottle LCBO Product No. 775833
1 bottles available
There s a purity of fruit to this wine (from Domaine Roger Sabon) that s remarkable year after year. The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige showcases cherries and blueberries, backed by subtle power and gentle structure. Full-bodied, creamy and lush yet bright, intense and long on the finish, it s a terrific effort. Rating: 94-96 - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, August, 2019.
Year after year this is my favourite Châteauneuf du Pape from Domaine Roger Sabon.
And, from Château Malijay :
2019 Le Fou de Malijay - 12.5% Alc./Vol. $18.20 the bottle LCBO Product No. 779538
95 bottles available
This Vin de Pays de Méditerranée from Château Malijay is created from grapes sourced in the southern Rhône Valley and Jonquières. Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, Le Fou de Malijay is a pretty pale pink, a charming wine with citrus aromas that leap from the glass. The mouth is lively and fruity with lovely acidity. Not just fir summer sipping, it will pair nicely with Asian cuisine, baked ham, salads, melon, grilled vegetables and delicate seafood.
We would be eternally grateful if you would pass this note on to anyone you think might be interested in some very, very good Southern Rhônes.
Many thanks and cheers!
Jim, Hélène and Kate
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