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Date November 20, 2021 
Title 2020 Lirac By Roger Sabon now available on! 

Dear Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club Member:

A few bottles of Domaine Roger Sabon’s excellent 2020 Lirac By Roger Sabon are currently available at

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. Quantities shown are as of the moment of writing.

2020 Lirac By Roger Sabon – 14.5% Alc./Vol.                                $26.80 the bottle LCBO Product No. 314699

Robert Parker noted that Domaine Roger Sabon is one of only five “Excellent” Lirac producers. He went on to say, “A sleepy village next to Tavel, Lirac appears to be emerging from the shadows of oblivion. More and more of the top estates are producing better and better wines.”

This Lirac from a stellar producer is made from 70% Grenache and equal parts Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan. Aged in large oak foudres for about six months, this lovely, dark ruby wine exhibits zesty aromas of sweet raspberries, blackberries and garrigue with a hint of pepper and butterscotch. The red and black fruit persist in the mouth. It is elegantly complex, very long with a beautiful smooth tannic structure. It will go wonderfully with roasts and wild game. This needs a bit of time in the decanter before consuming. It will keep happily and evolve nicely over the next seven years or so.

18 bottles available on; 11 in reserve.

Domaine Roger Sabon

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Domaine Roger Sabon came into being in 1952 when the family vineyards were split into three distinct entities (the other two being Domaine Chante-Cigale and Clos Mont Olivet). Robert M. Parker, Jr., who awarded their 1988 vintage a perfect 100 rating, the first Châteauneuf du Pape so honoured, had this to say about Domaine Roger Sabon:

"This estate has been at the top of its game for many years and any partisan of Rhône Valley wines (especially the southern Rhône) who has not yet tried a wine from Domaine Roger Sabon should make every effort to do so.

This estate has been making exceptionally high-quality wines for years, but recent vintages seem to have risen to a new level of quality. Moreover, Sabon’s wines have not yet been discovered by the masses, so prices are surprisingly reasonable. Readers should be also be aware that Roger Sabon produces a very delicious Côtes du Rhône and Lirac from vineyards holding those appellations."

It would be more than spiffy if you would pass this note on to anyone you think might be interested in a very, very good Southern Rhône.

Many thanks and cheers!

Jim, Hélène and Kate

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