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Date October 11, 2021 
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Dear Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club Member:

Pickings remain rather slim at the moment for Arthur’s Cellar selections on, but much more is slogging its way through the pipeline. It is always difficult to predict when the LCBO will get around to listing wines that have already arrived – but rest assured I’ll let know know as soon as they are available to order

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.

2018 ‘Les Notes de Louis’ Côtes du Rhône – 15.8% Alc./Vol.          LCBO Product No. 790873              $17.80 the bottle

This glorious Côte du Rhône from Domaine Giuliani is made from 95% Grenache (the Giulianis are very, very talented Grenache growers) and 5% Syrah. This robust beauty is a brilliant ruby colour and exhibits a pronounced, lively nose of raspberries, plums and cherries. In the mouth these persist, accompanied by black currents and hints of pepper and licorice. It is big and wonderfully round and supple with silky tannins and surprising length. This stunner will go marvellously with savoury tarts and grilled meats. While drinking well now, it will keep nicely for at least three or four years.

Just 8 bottles remain.

2019 Le Petit Prince de Malijay (13.5% Alc./Vol.)            LCBO Product No. 779512     $15.60 the bottle

This Vin de Pays de Vaucluse from Château Malijay is fashioned from grapes sourced in the southern Rhône Valley and Jonquières. Blended from 60% Syrah, 35% Grenache and 5% Carignan, Le Petit Prince de Malijay is a lovely, welcoming wine. Round and balanced, its nose offers beautiful notes of red fruit, sweet spices and a hint of new leather. A delightful sipper by itself, it will pair wonderfully with charcuterie, grilled meats, pasta, stuffed vegetables or soft cheeses. Ready to enjoy now but will keep for 2 to 3 years.

19 bottles available; more imprisoned in the LCBO warehouse.

2020 Rhône By Roger Sabon – 15.0% Alc./Vol.     LCBO Product No. 232388       $19.40 the bottle

The 2020 Rhône By Roger Sabon is another Côtes du Rhône success from Domaine Roger Sabon. It is made from 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Cinsault. The grapes were destemmed and hand sorted. It is a brick red colour with pure aromas of raspberries, ripe cherries, smoked meat, Provençal spices and minerals. It is well-balanced with silky tannins and lots of red and black fruit flavours and very elegant! Medium to full-bodied, it will go perfectly with grilled meats, barbeques and charcuterie. It is ready to drink now and will hold beautifully for another four to five years.

26 bottles are available; being unlawfully detained in the LCBO central warehouse.

2019 Châteauneuf du Pape ‘Les Olivets’ – 16.0% Alc./Vol.     LCBO Product No. 232412     $47.05 the bottle

This seductive beauty is made form 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Cinsault from vines averaging 50 years of age. A bright ruby colour with aromas of ripe black cherries, blueberries, raspberries and exotic spices, it is forward and supple. It is a full-bodied, silky textured wine, finishing warm and lush. Very limited production. Needs decanting at present and will last at least a decade. Quite the Châteauneuf du Pape bargain..

8 bottles currently available; several more being held hostage in LCBO master warehouse.

Currently languishing at the LCBO:

From Château Malijay – 2020 Le Fou de Malijay Rosé; 2019 La Princesse de Malijay Blanc; 2019 Le Petit Prince de Malijay Rouge.

From Domaine Palon – 2019 Vacqueyras Blanc du Bary; 2019 Vacqueyras Rouge; 2019 Gigondas Rouge.

From Domaine Roger Sabon - 2020 Rhone By Roger Sabon Rouge; 2020 Le Sabounet Rouge; 2019 Les Olivets Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge; 2020 Lirac By Roger Sabon; 2019 Réserve Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge; 2019 Prestige Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge.

It would be spiffy if you would pass this note on to anyone you think might be interested in some very, very good Southern Rhônes.


Jim, Hélène and Kate

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